Well, it looks like Monty Python is officially “silly-walking” their way onto Netflix.
In an official statement on their website, the legendary British comedy troupe announced that Netflix has purchased the rights to air the majority of Monty Python’s film and TV catalog. Yes, that means Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Monty Python’s Flying Circus, will be among the titles that will soon be available to stream.
Monty Python is a British comedy troupe made up of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. They first formed in the 1960s and went on to write and act in the now famous Flying Circus sketch show. From there, they would go on to start in numerous films such as Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Life of Brian and And Now For Something Completely Different, among many others. Monty Python & The Holy Grail would be adapted by Idle to make the Broadway musical Spamalot, which went on to win numerous awards including the Tony for Best Musical. The group would break up and reunite a few times over the years, last performing together in 2013 and 2014.
Since the group is British, it is only fair that UK Netflix users will get access to the Monty Python catalog before anyone else. On April 15th, UK fans will be able to stream these Monty Python titles and replay it as much as they want to. The catalog will arrive in the United States and other territories sometime later this year.
To help get us ready for our eventual binge watch, let’s relive some of Monty Python’s clips.