At the top of 2019, the CW sent the first season of All American to Netflix. Given how the show performed on television, many believed that a subpar performance on a major streaming platform would lead to the show being canceled. However, the exact opposite happened. The show steadily picked up new viewers day after day and built the series into a powerhouse. Two years later, the show is still running strong and has already earned a spinoff.
“We were all very hopeful and very encouraged because we knew we were part of something special. Nobody knows what goes on behind closed door or how decisions are made,” Taye Diggs told Deadline.
I acted as if we were coming back and was very hopeful. I had no idea that the show would do as well as it did on Netflix. I was very grateful and relieved.”
Much like it did in the beginning, All American airs on the CW first before heading to Netflix. While many viewers watch the show as it airs on television, some wait until the show lands on Netflix in order to binge it all at once. For the past few months, season three of All American has been airing on CW and it looks like it is coming to an end next month. The CW has announced that the season three finale will air on July 19. If this date holds, the show will debut on Netflix on July 27.
Season two of All American ended on a cliffhanger. After being shot, Spencer James continues to deal with lingering physical effects that could hinder his performance on the field. Not to mention, he and coach Billy Baker plan to return to Crenshaw High School for the upcoming season. All of that will unfold when the series hits Netflix in late July.