Netflix UK Acquisitions Spree: Streaming Service Picks Up ‘Black Lightning’, ‘Outsiders’, ‘Underground’ & More

Netflix UK has gone on an acquisitions spree. The streaming service has confirmed reports that they have picked up The CW’s newest drama series Black Lightning and have also announced a whole slew of new acquisitions.

On the exclusive front, Netflix UK has also picked up the complete series runs of WGN America’s drama series Outsiders, about an off-the-grid Appalachian clan; and Underground, which tells the true story of the underground railroad in the United States during the nineteenth century.

In addition to these first run shows, Netflix UK has also picked a number of library shows, including: all eight seasons of Showtime’s Weeds, the sixth season of Showtime’s Homeland, the third season of FX’s anthology series Fargo, the fourth season of Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the sixth season of NBC’s Grimm and BBC One’s One Of Us (retitled as Retribution). All of these acquisitions will launch on Netflix UK in January.