- 'Fast & Furious' and 'Shrek' won't be available on Peacock, less than a month after its launch.
In the 24 hours from its launch, Peacock has already said goodbye to some of its big movies.
24 hours after its July 15 launch, the original 2009 Fast & Furious starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker from Universal Pictures expired, along with Evan Almighty starring Steve Carell.
The 2001 DreamWorks Animation hit Shrek; the Jurassic Park trilogy from Universal — the original Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park III — and all three of Warner Bros.’s Matrix movies will be leaving the streamer on July 31.
Children of Men, The Blair Witch Project and 1989 film Parenthood starring Steve Martin are also expiring on July 31.
Some of the movies were available on the streamer’s premium tier, while some are on the free ad-supported tier.
Peacock, which threw its hat in late in the streaming game, used Shrek as a big push to get users to sign up, While titles do tend to leave streamers each month, some of Peacock’s big pulls are leaving less than a month of its launch.
HBO Max also came across a similar issue with some of the popular DC movies leaving the platform. However, they stated that the titles will rotate and will be returning at a later time.
Peacock still has a leg up on the competition as it can release shows by NBCUniversal networks a day after they premiere and will create its own original content, the streamer competition is getting tighter and will push Peacock to show if its worthy of staying in the game.