Netflix nabs Monty Python catalogue

Netflix has secured international rights to the Monty Python catalogue, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Monty Python’s Life of Brian.

Other titles include British TV series Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Monty Python’s Fliegender Zirkus, which initially aired on Germany’s ARD, box-set collection Monty Python’s Personal Best, Monty Python Conquers America, Monty Python’s Almost the Truth, The Meaning of Monty Python, Monty Python’s Best Bits (mostly) and Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down, Five To Go, which saw the surviving members perform live at London’s O2 in 2014.

Deadline reports that Netflix is also eyeing a number of original commissions featuring members of the British comedy troupe, which featured John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam.

They will initially air in the UK and Canada as well as other territories from April 15.

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