One of the most beloved film franchises of the past few decades is about to find a new streaming home. On Monday, Netflix announced that all five films in The Twilight Saga will be available to stream on their platform next month — more specifically, Friday, July 16th. This means that US subscribers will soon be able to watch (or rewatch) 2008's Twilight, 2009's The Twilight Saga: New Moon, 2010's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 2011's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1, and 2012's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2. The news was confirmed in a tweet from the streamer, which you can check out below.
This will be the first time that the entire Twilight Saga is available on a streaming platform, after they briefly appeared — and then disappeared — from Hulu last year. The franchise has almost gotten a second wind within recent years, with a "Twilight renaissance" being reflected online, especially following the release of the sequel book Midnight Sun.
"We've been looking at trends through the pandemic, and in the beginning, we saw Twilight really pop off in March and April," former Tumblr trends expert Amanda Brennan told ComicBook.com last year. "It's like that time in 2008, when you were a kid and it was this fantasy that you can dive into. And now, I feel like we've been in this Twilight renaissance for a little bit. The new book has come out, and people are really diving into that fantastical element. So we'll see a lot of "Team Jacob", "Team Edward" kind of stuff. The kind of things you would have seen on an Angelfire or GeoCities fan-fiction website."
You don’t know how long I’ve waited for you...
to know that all five films in The Twilight Saga are coming to Netflix (in The US) on July 16! pic.twitter.com/fJ25Duu0VO— Netflix (@netflix) June 21, 2021
And after Midnight Sun became a smash hit when it was released last fall, it sounds like franchise author Stephanie Meyer still has a few more continuations of the franchise up her sleeve.
"There are two more books I think in the world that I want to write. I have got them outlined and a chapter written I think of the first one, so I know it's there. I am not ready to do that right now, I want to do something brand new," Meyer said in an interview last year (via Yahoo). "For me, a lot of the joy of writing comes from creating and I really want to do a new world and new rules and new mythology. Mythology is kind of my thing."
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