Kate Beckinsale’s Most Famous Film Series Is Leaving Netflix This Week

Kate Beckinsale may have dozens of credits to her name, but it’s her role in a dark fantasy action movie franchise that she’s arguably most famous for. Underworldthe film series created by Len Wiseman, Kevin Grevioux and Danny McBride, helped launch Beckinsale to A-list star status, and unfortunately for fans of the actress, streaming of the films is about to end. become a little more difficult, because three titles in the Underworld the movie series are set to leave Netflix this week.

With January almost upon us, the streaming giant is gearing up to welcome a wave of new streaming content, although titles entering will also mean others leaving. According to Netflix’s December 2021 release list, Underworld, Underworld Rise of the Lycansand Underworld: Awakeningthe first, third and fourth films of the Underworld series, are set to leave Netflix on Friday, December 31. This will leave the streamer without any Underworld titles, because both Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Blood Wars are not available on the platform.

In the Underworld movies, Beckinsale stars as Selene, who is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. Selene is a merchant of death determined to destroy the Lycans who would have killed her family. Later in the series (spoiler!) she becomes the first Vampire-Corvinus Strain Hybrid and eventually one of the new Vampire Elders. The first film premiered in 2003 and was followed by four more – Underworld: Evolution in 2006, Underworld Rise of the Lycansa prequel, in 2009, Underworld: Awakening in 2012, and Underworld: Blood Wars in 2016.

the Underworld the series ultimately met with little fanfare from critics, with the first film currently only having a 31% approval rating from critics on rotten tomatoes with a consensus reading, “although elegant to look at, Underworld is tedious and derivative.” However, the films proved successful in other measures, with the first film receiving a score of 79% from the public and some sites calling the franchise “the most underrated action-horror franchise.” Movies also have grossed over $500 million against a combined budget of $207 million.

The three Underworld the films will be one of dozens of titles leaving Netflix in December. Other titles confirmed for release include Before I fall, Mariah Carey’s Merriest ChristmasSeasons 1-14 of Stop and catch fireand seasons 1 to 6 of Private practice, among others. Fans won’t be completely out of luck, however, like Hulu, which you can subscribe to herehosts several Underworld movies – Underworld, Underworld: Awakening, Underworld Rise of the Lycansand Underworld: Evolution — for streaming.

Andrea G. Henderson