When a project features Viola Davis, awards season buzz is a given, and her latest movie is no exception. Davis stars in The Woman King, a movie about the Agojie: the real-life all-woman group of warriors who defended the kingdom of Dahomey, which existed from the 17th through 19th centuries in present day Benin. Viola stars as the general leading the Agojie fighters, with co-stars including Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu, John Boyega, and Hero Fiennes Tiffin. The film is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who is known for acclaimed movies including Love & Basketball and Beyond the Lights.
If all of this sounds like something you can get behind, then here's where and when you can watch Viola get her action star on in The Woman King.
How can I watch The Woman King at home? Is it on Netflix or Hulu?
Nowhere... yet. The Woman King is starting out as a purely theatrical release. But there's good news: We already know The Woman King will end up on Netflix eventually, because starting in 2022 its distributor, Sony, struck a deal with Netflix confirming this.
Now, as for *when* The Woman King will hit Netflix, that's not so clear. According to What's on Netflix, based on Sony films that have gone from theaters to Netflix so far, The Woman King is likely to hit Netflix somewhere between 120 days and 163 days after its initial release. This would mean the movie will be on Netflix sometime between January and March 2023, but again, that's speculation at this point.
If the film does hit Netflix around those dates, it would mean fans get to stream the movie prior to the 2023 Oscars, which take place March 12, 2023. Considering The Woman King is getting such positive reviews, that timing would (potentially) be pretty good.
Can I watch The Woman King in theaters?
Yes! Thank you for asking! The Woman King opens in U.S. theaters today (Friday, September 16). No password needed.
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