Lasting for six seasons, Parenthood ended with a shortened, half-length season in 2015. This article provides information on the main cast and plot of the TV show, some interesting pieces of trivia, and the Parenthood Netflix availability worldwide.
Parenthood on Netflix
Release Date on Netflix: October 1st, 2011
Directors: Lawrence Trilling, Patrick R. Norris, Michael Weaver, Allison Liddi-Brown, Ken Whittingham, Adam Davidson, and others
Runtime: 1 hour
IMDb Rating: 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%
Parenthood tells the story of the tumultuous family life of the Bravemans: Zeke and Camille, played by Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia, their four children Adam (Peter Krause), Sarah (Lauren Graham), Crosby (Dax Shepard), and Julia (Erika Christensen), and their families. The three generations of the family are there for each other through the tragedies and comedies of life.
You can see a trailer for the first season of Parenthood here:
The series was developed by NBC and is set around the east shore of the San Francisco Bay in Berkeley, California. Nevertheless, it was shot mostly in LA.
Parenthood tackled little-explored issues like Asperger Syndrome, gaining critical acclaim and multiple awards. It received a Vision Award, a Critic’s Choice TV Award. four Young Artists Awards, two Television Academy Honors, and three PRISMs.
If you already went through the first 5 seasons and need a quick update on everything that’s happened so far, you can also take a look at our Parenthood Season 6 guide.
Before diving into the Parenthood Netflix availability, here are some fun or interesting pieces of trivia about the TV show:
- The 1989 Parenthood movie, a comedy starring Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Keanu Reeves, and Joaquin Phoenix, is the inspiration for this show. According to Wikipedia, the Parenthood TV show we focus on is the second adaptation of the movie.
- Lauren Graham and Peter Krause (siblings Sarah and Adam In the TV show) are a couple in real life.
- Almost every episode features someone making pancakes or waffles.
- Ray Romano became part of the Parenthood cast after he expressed his appreciation for the show, which prompted the writers to create the role of Hank Rizzoli.
- The cast rarely did table reads before filming episodes.
- An adaptation of the 2010-2015 Parenthood started broadcasting in Italy at the end of 2015. Tutto può succedere focuses on the Ferraro family and is set around Rome.
Is Parenthood on Netflix?
Yes! All seasons of Parenthood are available for streaming in the United States. Only the last two seasons are available in Puerto Rico; none of them are available in the rest of the world.
Even though the show is not streaming in full in other countries than US, the Parenthood Netflix availability might change in the future so check its availability every month. After all, Parenthood is one of the best depictions of family life on TV according to most viewers. If you have seen the show, do you agree?