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Netflix Just Unexpectedly Dropped the First Season of the Critically Acclaimed Historical Drama Series Mediciby Frank Spotnitz and Nicholas Meyer, leave the service.

As you may know, Seasons 1-3 were labeled separately. Season 1 was tagged Florence Masterswhile seasons 2 and 3 were tagged The magnificent (parts 1 and 2, respectively). The second and third seasons were notably set 20 years after the events of season 1 and saw a major cast change, though there were a few faces that returned in recurring or guest capacities.

Medici: Masters of Florence set in 15th century Renaissance Florence, where the visionary Medici (played by game of Thrones star Richard Madden) displayed his power and that of his dynasty in politics and the arts, risking deadly opposition from his rivals.

Among the other talents featured in season 1 of Medici they included Stuart Martin, Annabel Sh0ley, Guido Caprino, Alessandro Sperduti and Ken Bones.

The series first aired on Rai 1 in Italy before being licensed by Netflix exclusively as Netflix Original in December 2016. A second and third season were added to Netflix in 2019 and 2020.

Out of the blue, without warning, season 1 of Medici It is no longer available on Netflix as it has been removed worldwide.

It’s unclear if the series will now be licensed to another streamer.

When will Netflix leave Medici: The Magnificent (Seasons 2 and 3)?

With the release of season 1, we will soon see the release of seasons 2 and 3 as well.

Our current information suggests that Netflix will lose rights to Seasons 2 and 3 along with their current expiration in both the US and UK (other regions likely to be included as well) on May 1, 2024.

That means you’ll have over a year to watch the final two seasons of the show as of this writing.

how could you know Medici joins a growing trend of Netflix originals leaving the service with dozens if not hundreds more in the next 5 to 10 years.

This is because even though Netflix labels the titles as Netflix Originals, they have only rented the exclusive rights for a fixed period of time, just as they would a licensed series.

To learn more about what’s coming out of Netflix, keep it locked here at What’s on Netflix.