Fans of the acclaimed HBO original series Six Feet Under have reason to celebrate, as all five seasons of this iconic show are set to arrive on Netflix soon.
This addition to the Netflix library follows a recent trend of HBO series making their way to the streaming platform, including hits like Insecure, Ballers, The Pacific, and Band of Brothers.
Created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Alan Ball, known for his work on American Beauty, Six Feet Under first graced the small screen in 2001. Over its four-year run, the series garnered nine Emmy Awards and numerous other accolades, solidifying its status as a television classic.
The show boasts a stellar cast, featuring Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose, Frances Conroy, Richard Jenkins, and more.
What is Six Feet Under about?
Six Feet Under blends typical dark humour with familiar family drama. The series delves into the lives of the Fisher family as they navigate the complexities of grief following the sudden death of their patriarch, Nathaniel Fisher, portrayed by Richard Jenkins. The Fishers own and operate the Fisher & Sons Funeral Home in Los Angeles, a business that gets passed down to Nathaniel’s sons, Nate and David.
Nate (played by Peter Krause) initially struggles with leaving his life in Seattle to manage the family funeral home. However, his journey in this unusual profession ultimately becomes a means of self-discovery and a deeper understanding of both his father and himself. Meanwhile, David (portrayed by Michael C. Hall before he became the sensational serial killer in Dexter) grapples with his own identity as a gay man, gradually opening up to his family about his sexuality.
The series also explores the storylines of the Fisher matriarch, Ruth (Frances Conroy), as she seeks her own identity post-Nathaniel’s death. The youngest in the family, angsty teenager Claire (Lauren Ambrose), has to navigate adolescence while nurturing her artistic side. These are just some of the characters that have endeared to fans ever since the hit show hit HBO.
Upon release, Six Feet Under was lauded for its exceptional writing and storytelling. It took on profound themes, from death and spirituality to what it means to be an American family in modern times, offering viewers a unique and emotionally resonant experience.
When is Six Feet Under coming to Netflix?
Six Feet Under starts streaming on Netflix from November 1st. So, whether you’re planning to rewatch this masterpiece or dive into it for the first time, mark your calendar for when all five seasons become available for streaming on Netflix.