One of Netflix’s early victories in the movie space was imperial dreams which Netflix acquired following its original debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014. Now, six years after it was added to Netflix, the film will be released in February 2023.
Directed by Malik Vitthal, the film follows a reformed 21-year-old gangster who returns home to Los Angeles, but can he stay out of trouble and commit to his family?
John Boyega leads the cast of Imperial Dreams starring Bambi. Also starring in the feature was Rotimi Akinosho, Keke Palmer, Glenn Plummer, and Kellita Smith.
The film has positive reviews from both the public and critics. It has a 6.7 on IMDb and a 67 on Metacritic.
the new yorker gave the film a glowing review concluding:
“Malik Vitthal’s first feature brings rich dramatic life to a penetrating, analytical view of the American way of imprisonment.”
Netflix is bound to lose imperial dreams on February 3, 2023, with a “Last Day to View” notice currently showing for February 2, 2023.
This coincides exactly six years after it was added to Netflix globally on February 3, 2017.
The removal date applies to all Netflix regions in our investigation, including the United States and the United Kingdom.
Netflix could renew imperial dreams
Just because a takedown notice is currently showing for the title doesn’t mean Netflix can’t come up with a new deal to keep the movie streaming going forward.
We’ve seen some shows that were scheduled to leave Netflix strike new deals to stay on the service, including the most notable lily Hammer, which was renovated for several years.
Netflix is working with John Boyega on several potential projects.
Around the corner, we’re waiting We cloned Tyrone to hit Netflix (it was originally supposed to be released in 2022). Boyega is also working with Netflix under an umbrella agreement reached in 2020. In that agreement, Boyega will “develop motion picture projects based on stories, cast, characters, crew, literary properties, mythology, scripts, and/or other elements in or around African countries. .”
Will you be watching Imperial Dreams before it comes out in February 2023? Let us know in the comments.