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01 June 2014 @ 08:48 am
Spread the word, we might be able to find Supernatual a home.  
Friends, Romans, Fl*sters, this stagger by post at this ungodly hour on a Sunday (I mean who knew the day started before nine?) is brought to you because I've been at it again.  Before you all run for the hills screaming, because I've writing again (and in fact I have been), I mean I've been harassing poor innocent TV companies, in search of a new home for Supernatural.

First of all I tried Fox TV, and I had a nice reply telling me sorry but there were no plans to screen the show.  Then last night I tired Netflix, I didn't know but you can live chat with operators.  Even better they will talk to you even if you don't subscribe!   So I had a lovely little chat here (look at the bottom of the page) with a guy called Leroy.

I explained to Leroy that I was Supernatural fan trying to find out if they had plans to stream the show, he went away and checked. The bad news is there are no plans to, but he'd pass on by request to the commissioning department. I then asked would it be alright to spread the word to other fans about this, and he said sure as the more requests they get about Supernatural, the better our chances would be for them to buy the rights if they are available.

So ladies today while I entertain the mother in law and my mum (lord help me no LJ today...or chance to carry on with my fic *whimper*) I implore you spread the word to your friends, go and chat to Netflix, beg them to screen our show.

I know we can find the boys a new home in the UK!
 
 
Current Mood: determineddetermined
 
 
 
irismay42irismay42 on June 1st, 2014 08:21 am (UTC)
When Sky first dropped SPN there was a page that kept coming up in my feverish Google searches about it coming on Netflix as if it was already a done thing. Weirdly, I can't find it now! I don't subscribe to Netflix, though, and I can't see people paying to stream it when you can watch online in - er - other ways, I want glorious HD for my boys!

I did see that Watch, who seem to be the go-to place for genre shows lately, have moved Perception to Alibi, and a little voice in my head whispered, "Please be making space for Supernatural..."
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on June 1st, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
I'd heard the same, I was just trying to find legal avenues, for those of us who our more shall we say law abiding.

I must be honest I've got everything crossed that Watch will be the channel that picks up the show.
irismay42irismay42 on June 1st, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
Tried emailing Watch earlier. I'll let you know if they reply!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on June 3rd, 2014 12:17 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed you get a good response.
irismay42irismay42 on June 5th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
Got a lovely reply from Watch, and they even spelt my name right:

Dear Sharron,

Thank you for your email.

Thank you for your programme suggestion.

We keep a log of all requests and we will pass your suggestion on to the relevant channel team, who will look into it. We can sometimes acquire rights to suggested programmes and love to see this type of feedback.

Kind regards

The UKTV Team
uktv.co.uk
http://www.uktv.co.uk


I know it's probably a form email, but nice all the same! Fingers crossed!
milly_galmilly_gal on June 1st, 2014 08:40 am (UTC)
Hopefully we'll find them a home well done for shopping around sweety! You're awesome!

Good luck with ficcage, oh speaking of, Down at the Anti...FANTASTIC!!!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on June 1st, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
I refuse to give up without a fight *G* I'll keep on shopping around just to see if anyone bites.

You liked Down at the Anti....awesome!!! Right back to scribbling it then. Thanks for that.
milly_galmilly_gal on June 2nd, 2014 09:46 am (UTC)
Yes, yes, please scribble away. Sorry I keep forgetting to mail, I've been trying to keep up with f*list and Jules' as well, plus the BB pieces and *faints* so I keep forgetting to mail, I am a SUCKY friend. But I can't wait to see whatelse you add in to the piece because it's hot, hilarious, well written and had me gripped from start to finish!
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on June 3rd, 2014 12:13 pm (UTC)
You are not a sucky friend, you've got a lot on your plate that's all.

As for the story, we're up to 15000 words and going strong!
milly_galmilly_gal on June 3rd, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
Wow, 15k and still going *rubs hands* can't wait to see what everyone else thinks of it :D
nativegirl32loggerchick23 on June 2nd, 2014 01:49 am (UTC)
O_o
I'm so confused! The US Netflix has SPN on it. I don't see why they can't just put it on the UK Netflix. I'm assuming it's the same company. Regardless, I really hope you guys can get someone to pick it up so you can watch our beloved boys! :)
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on June 3rd, 2014 12:15 pm (UTC)
Re: O_o
They are the same company, it might be that because Sky had the rights over here, and that's where the problem is. I'm hoping we can find the booys a new home soon.
ladygreytowersladygreytowers on June 2nd, 2014 03:20 am (UTC)
wow that is odd. netflix does stream supenatural here in the U S . they just dont stream the current season while it is being aired. We will get season 9 once season 10 starts airing. You can also stream and buy each individual episode 24 hours after the original air date from amazon.com althought i do not know if they have a UK liscense to air it over there yet. Sorry for the hassel you are having to get to see the show hope you find a solution soon. hugs
sasha_dragonsasha_dragon on June 3rd, 2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
I think it's all to do with who owns the rights over here. It used to be Sky, but since they'ved dropped the show, the rights could be up for grabs again. So here's hoping someone buys them soon.