Taylor Swift reputation tour movie coming exclusively to Netflix

Are you ready for it? You have until New Year's Eve to prepare.

Katie Collins Senior European Correspondent
Katie a UK-based news reporter and features writer. Officially, she is CNET's European correspondent, covering tech policy and Big Tech in the EU and UK. Unofficially, she serves as CNET's Taylor Swift correspondent. You can also find her writing about tech for good, ethics and human rights, the climate crisis, robots, travel and digital culture. She was once described a "living synth" by London's Evening Standard for having a microchip injected into her hand.
Katie Collins
2 min read

The movie of Taylor Swift's record-breaking reputation stadium tour will be arriving exclusively on Netflix on Dec. 31 at 12:01 a.m. PT, the singer announced via Instagram on Thursday.

It may not be typical of Netflix's original content, but this wasn't just any old tour. It eclipsed multiple stadium attendance records around the world and was the highest-grossing US tour of all time, raking in $266.1 million, according to Billboard Boxscore.

Rumors that a video of the tour was being made for or by Netflix have been circulating among fans since mid-November, after those who met Swift backstage in Tokyo signed disclaimers for the streaming service. The rumors proved true on the day of the singer's 29th birthday -- a day she often uses to break news about tour movies.

Watch this: What's new to stream in December 2018

"Thanks so much for all the birthday wishes! Today I finally get to show you something we've been working on for a while... the trailer for the Reputation Stadium Tour!" said Swift, posting on Instagram. "You made this tour so insanely fun for all of us on stage, and I'm really excited that we will have this memento of the memories we all made together this year."

The tour's 19-song setlist primarily featured songs from Swift's latest album, but also mashups and renditions of hit songs from earlier in her back catalog. The show features fireworks, a giant snake (that Swift named Karyn) and several stages, which Swift accessed by floating over the audience in a gold cage and another, smaller snake.

Taylor Swift stans her fans so hard: She flipped online fandom on its head, she did.

CNET's Holiday Gift Guide: This is the place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.