Devotion, the new J.D. Dillard historical war drama, is hoping to capitalise on the momentum that propelled Top Gun: Maverick to become one of the most successful films of 2022. The film will be released exclusively in theatres in November 2022 and will eventually be available on Netflix. Jonathan Majors plays Jesse Brown in the 2-hour 18-minute film, and Glen Powell plays Thomas J. Hudner. These are two elite US Navy fighter pilots who served during the Korean War and went on to become the Navy’s most famous wingmen.
Prior to its November 23 theatrical release, the film has received positive reviews. DiscussingFilm’s Britany Murphy stated that “Devotion succeeds because it blends powerful performances with stunning visuals, not relying solely on one or the other – something that wouldn’t have been the case had J.D. Dillard not been the person behind the camera.”
When will Devotion be available on Netflix?
We’ll start with Netflix in India and Netflix in the US. All theatrical releases from Sony, including Devotion, are given first window rights to both territories. The same agreement got you access to the service for the entirety of 2022 for Bullet Train, Uncharted, and Where the Crawdads Sing. So when will Devotion be available on Netflix? Although the specific date is unknown, we can say that it will occur in 2023. Sony movies have arrived on Netflix anywhere from 120 to 225 days after their initial release. Therefore, we presently anticipate the film to be available on Netflix between March 23 and July 6, 2023.
There are no recent developments to report, and a rapid release on Netflix is not currently anticipated. That includes Netflix India, which receives Sony films in the first window much like Netflix America. Although the movie is distributed by Sony Pictures in the US, that is not the situation abroad. The distribution rights are instead held by STX Overseas, which has no significant partnerships with international streamers that are known to the public. Everyone else will have to watch the movie in theatres or simply cross their fingers that Netflix will eventually obtain a regional licence for it.