House of Cards may satisfy Netflix's older audience, but the company is just as determined to hook young viewers on its streaming library. Now it's recruiting Pikachu to help in that quest. Starting March 1st, Netflix will offer hours of Pokémon content, including two seasons of the anime series and two movies. Leading the charge is Indigo League, the first season of the series, which debuted in 1997. From there Netflix jumps all the way ahead to season 14, Black & White. Indigo League will be available to Netflix customers in Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, whereas Black & White will launch in all Netflix territories out of the gate. Two full-length films — Pokémon the Movie: Black - Victini and Reshiram and Pokémon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom — will also hit Netflix on March 1st.
Pokémon Co. International is playing both sides in the streaming war, however. Even after it gains these selections from the hugely popular franchise, Netflix will still lag behind Hulu's Pokémon library. Despite the fact that they were first introduced way back in 1996, clearly Master Ash and Pikachu remain sought after by today's streaming services. Netflix has made numerous attempts to draw in younger viewers, led by Turbo Fast, the animated series it produced alongside DreamWorks.