Co-produced between ABC Me, TVNZ, and Netflix, “The New Legends of Monkey” is not available for interested viewers in these United States.
While Netflix is an online streaming service that provides millions of subscribers with the films and television productions they want to watch daily, there are still productions it is partially responsible for creating it does not afford subscribers the opportunity to watch.
“The New Legends of Monkey” is a quintessential example of a production the streaming service is partially responsible for creating.
@netflix Are there any plans to make "The New Legends of Monkey" available to American Netflix subscribers?
— Harsh Light (@harshlightnews) February 12, 2018
In a tweet to Netflix, we have asked whether the streaming service has any plans to make “The New Legends of Monkey” available to American Netflix subscribers. The company is yet to respond. If it does, an addendum will be added to this article.
Based on the Wu Cheng-en written novel Journey to the West, “The New Legends of Monkey” is a reinterpretation of the classic tale.
Like the Japanese production of the 1970s and 1980s, “Monkey,” this series follows the exploits of a young monk, escorted by a group of gods, that undertakes a long arduous journey across an ancient and fantastical forbidding land ruled by evil demons to collect the last remaining scrolls of divine wisdom.
Even though the series was reported to have been premiered on Netflix Sunday, 28 Jan. 2018, there is no indication the streaming service will afford American subscribers the opportunity to view the production.
While the first three episodes were apparently made available to certain Netflix subscribers on Sunday, 28 Jan. 2018, the next seven episodes became available one per day beginning Monday, 29 Jan. 2018 with the first series finale landing on Sunday, 4 Feb. 2018.
Interestingly, the reasoning for the first three episodes being made available on the same day is that these episodes were combined and subsequently debuted in Australia as a 90-minute television movie.
Update Posted 15:05 on Monday, 12 Feb. 2018
In a tweet from actor Josh Thompson, the individual that plays Pigsy in “The New Legends of Monkey,” he has revealed the series should be available on US Netflix Monday, 19 Feb. 2018, one week from today.
From my understanding it will be on US Netflix on Feb 19
— Josh Thomson (@MrJoshThomson) February 12, 2018
Update Posted 06:22 on Monday, 19 Feb. 2018
Despite actor Josh Thompson suggesting “The New Legends of Monkey” should be accessible by US Netflix subscribers today, Monday, 19 Feb. 2018, there is no sign of the production in the website’s database of available television shows.
— Harsh Light (@harshlightnews) February 19, 2018
While this website has tweeted Netflix US, there has not been a response.
Updated Posted 11:55 on Monday, 19 Feb. 2018
Even though tweets have been sent to Netflix US, no response has been received. From the lack of engagement on their part, one can only assume the company has no interest in discussing why it is the United States has not seen “The New Legends of Monkey” made available to American subscribers of the entertainment streaming service.