Netflix has acquired the worldwide streaming rights of the 90s classic show.
The streaming giant might have lost the race to retain Friends and The Office in the escalated competition for digital viewership, but it is hoping to balance out the newly created sitcom void by acquiring the worldwide rights of the classic show, Seinfeld.
Seinfeld is an American live-action sitcom that aired on NBC from 1989 to 1998. The award-winning classic show is often described as being ‘a show about nothing’ for its slice of life screenplay. It was voted as the No. 2 Best written shows in 2013 by the Writers Guild of America. And while bracing to lose its two cult-following sitcoms, Netflix has hit a major spot with this Seinfeld that starred Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards.
The show is currently available on Amazon Prime in several parts of the part including India and streams on Walt Disney owned television network, Hulu, in the United States. Disney had paid $130M for a 6-years deal for the show back in 2015. Now, 2021 forward all 180 episodes of the series will air on Netflix.
Praising the show, Netflix’s chief content officer said that Seinfeld is the television comedy show against which all television comedy shows are measured. It is as fresh and funny as ever and will be available globally for the first time in 4K.
With this new arrival, the streaming medium is bracing up to bid a goodbye to Friends after retaining it for 12 months for a whopping $100M, and The Office in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Friends will be headed to the new Warner Media streaming service, HBO Max while The Office will stream on NBC Universal’s new streaming service from 2021.
All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning Seinfeld are coming to Netflix — worldwide! — starting in 2021 pic.twitter.com/tLvcCKH4vl
— Netflix US (@netflix) September 16, 2019
Netflix broke the news of Seinfeld’s arrival to its 6+Million followers on Twitter this Monday.