The Greatest Showman had a profound impact after its theatrical premiere last year, and probably hummed most of the fantastic soundtrack at some point. As the Christmas season approaches, a cozy Netflix night and the cold seem even more attractive than usual.
At present, the great success of the film is not yet available in the popular streaming service and there has been no official confirmation of when we can expect it. I contacted Netflix to get a comment on the matter, and once I know more, I will let you know immediately. However, hopes that the film is available are not completely lost, as some Netflix fans predict that The Greatest Showman could be ready to air in the new year. According to What’s on Netflix, there is a possibility that the film arrives on the platform in the summer of 2019. Since there has been no official confirmation, it is probably better to take this prediction with a pinch of salt, especially considering that the producing company behind Showman, 20th Century Fox, was recently bought by Disney, which is currently creating its own streaming service, known as Disney +.
In addition to enjoying great box office success, the film’s soundtrack also dominated the music charts in the last year. In September 2018, The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was triple platinum in the United Kingdom, with more than 900,000 copies sold. As reported by GQ, the album that includes tracks such as “This Is Me” and “The Greatest Show” has seen five tracks reach the Top 40 of the UK singles list. Atlantic Records president Ben Cook talked about the overwhelming success of the soundtrack. He said: “There were some expectations, but this is a success story in the race now and it’s always hard to predict.”
The Guardian film critic Caspar Salmon discussed how The Greatest Showman’s music transcends generations and those with different musical tastes. He commented: “I wouldn’t have done anything without those earthworm songs. Families will watch the movie together. He managed to hook Broadway and Adele fans. You can enjoy the torch aspects if you’re older, but in love with modern production if you are younger “