LONDON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution today announced that the first two seasons of Homeland and American Horror Story will be available exclusively for members in the UK and Ireland to watch instantly from 13 March 2014.
The critically acclaimed drama Homeland stars Claire Danes, who received a Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award for her performance as CIA agent Carrie Mathieson and British favourite, Damian Lewis, also a Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner for his role as American soldier Sergeant Nicholas Brody. The series follows Brody's transformation from war hero to suspected sleeper cell operative planning a terrorist atrocity after he returns home from 10 years capture in Iraq.
American Horror Story is the award-winning hit anthology series from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Fulchuck. The first American Horror Story explores a subversive modern horror tale via the story of the Harmons, a family of three who move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. Starring Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott and Oscar® and Emmy® award winning actress Jessica Lange, the series also includes Kate Mara, star of Netflix Original series House of Cards. Series two, American Horror Story:Asylum, is set in a Church-run haven for the criminally insane in 1964, ruled with an iron fist by a nun with a troubled past, Sister Jude, played by Jessica Lange. The series also stars Sarah Paulson, Joseph Fiennes and Zachary Quinto.
"We are excited to bring both of these brilliant series, Homeland and American Horror Story, to our members in the UK & Ireland," said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. "These global smash series are two of the most talked about shows in entertainment, and we think that our members are going to love these latest additions."
The arrival of Homeland and American Horror Story mark the latest Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution content currently available on Netflix in the UK and Ireland. Other hit shows already available to members include Sons of Anarchy, White Collar, The Killing, 24, Prison Break and cult comedies The League, Arrested Development and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Netflix is the world's leading internet television network with over 44 million members in more than 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV programmes and films per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
About Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution:
A unit of 21st Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is a global leader in the distribution of award-winning motion pictures, television programming and entertainment content across pay-TV, broadcast television and SVOD. Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution connects audiences around the world with premium content from the production divisions of Twentieth Century Fox Films, Twentieth Century Fox Television and FX, as well as other 21st Century Fox companies.
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