When After first hit theaters in 2019, it was one of the first major Wattpad-based projects that have been bubbling up in the last decade. Based on the adult fiction novel of the same name by author Anna Todd, the film, which starred Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin as the volatile couple of Tessa Young and Hardin Scott, was at first a college-set romantic drama. Since then, it has spawned multiple sequels, including After We Collided and now After We Fell. With the latter now out, fans are asking, when will After We Fell be on Netflix? Luckily, the movie is coming to streaming soon.
There are five After novels all told in the tale of Tessa and Hardin. After hit theaters in April 2019 and After We Collided followed 18 months later in October 2020, after being delayed by the 2020 theatrical shutdowns. After We Fell is only the third film in the series; its sequel, After Ever Happy, was filmed concurrently with After We Fell and is expected to be out in 2022. A prequel movie is also expected, and it should surprise no one that the title of it is Before.
But the most pressing question for fans right now is when After We Fell will be available for the home audience. The movie industry is still in flux, with some films landing day-and-date in theaters and streaming concurrently, like The Matrix: Resurrection and Dune. Others are in theaters only for 30 days or less — like The Harder They Fall — or 60 days — like Eternals — before heading to their respective streaming services.
The After movies are not produced by a production company with an attached streaming service like Warner Bros. Pictures or Disney, nor are they produced by a streaming service production house, like Netflix. That means the films likely have to run in theaters a minimum of 60 days, if not 90, before moving from theaters to streaming.
In the case of After, fans had to wait a whole six months between the film’s initial run in theaters and its debut on Netflix. It hit the streaming service on Oct. 9, 2019. But After We Collided, which was released during post-shutdowns, debuted in theaters and on demand at the same time, stayed there for just 60 days, and then landed on Netflix on Dec. 23.
As for After We Fell, after arriving in theaters on Sept. 21 and enjoying a nice long run, Netflix has finally let fans know when to expect to come to streaming. The movie’s release date is Jan. 17, 2022. It’s a little longer than the 90-day window strictly needs to be, but a mid-January debut is also perfect for fans, giving them a romantic film to watch right when everyone needs to keep warm and snug at home.
Meanwhile, the next film, After Ever Happy, is expected to arrive in theaters later in 2022.
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