Shameless joins 13 other Showtime series on Netflix!
This was a special week for fans of the United States version of Shameless. As part of a multi-show deal with Netflix, Showtime has added the first four seasons as well as the first two seasons of Penny Dreadful.
The original Shameless, developed in the United Kingdom and starring David Threlfall, Elliott Tittensor, and Gerard Kearns, has been on Netflix for quite a while. While the UK version is great in its own way, fans have been waiting years for the US version to make its way to the streaming giant.
But Shameless isn’t alone; it joins 13 other series currently streaming.
Unlike HBO and Starz, Showtime has seemed to embrace the publicity from some of Netflix’s 80+ million subscriber base. In addition to Shameless and Penny Dreadful, you can also stream Weeds, Dexter, Nurse Jackie, Californication, United States of Tara, The L Word, The Borgias, Happyish, Comics Without Borders, Queer as Folk, and The Tutors.
Though Shameless was added to Netflix while it is still in production, we don’t expect to see series like Homeland, Masters of Sex, or Ray Donovan anytime soon as Showtime tends to only release streaming rights well after a series is wrapped.