Netflix original series ‘The Break’ leaves Netflix in December 2021

The break – Image: RTBF

Another Belgian crime drama leaves Netflix which carries the original Netflix brand. Both seasons of the excellent thriller series are slated to leave Netflix globally on New Years Eve 2021 (December 31, 2021). Why is he leaving and should you give him a watch before he leaves? Let’s dive into it.

Broadcast for the first time on La Une and France 2 in support of 2016, the detective series in French is signed Benjamin d’Aoust, Benjamin d’Aoust, Matthieu Donck and Stéphane Bergmans.

If you’ve never watched the series, which carries a 7.6 / 10 on IMDb, here’s what you can expect:

“A police detective mourning a painful loss returns to his peaceful hometown, to be embroiled in a murder case that unearths dark secrets.”

Season 1 aired between February 2016 and March 2016 before arriving on Netflix in most regions on December 20, 2016 (other regions received the title later according to Unogs). The series was then ordered for a second season which arrived on Netflix on February 9, 2019.

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The break – Image: RTBF

Why is Netflix’s The Break leaving Netflix?

Despite the Netflix Original brand, The break does not actually belong to Netflix.

We covered this ad here on What’s on Netflix, but the Netflix Original label is often misleading. That’s because so much of Netflix’s original content is either co-produced or just distributed by them, but not forever. In this case, Netflix simply acquired the international distribution rights from RTBF for a specified period of time and now that time has elapsed.

Amazon Prime is one of the few video providers to differentiate between an exclusive and an original.

As we have seen, dozens of titles have left Netflix and are considered Netflix originals. The worst part is that most of them don’t find new streaming homes after they are deleted.

So take advantage of this holiday season to dive into one of Netflix’s best-hidden crime thriller series.

Will you miss The break when he leaves Netflix on December 31? Let us know in the comments.

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