With streaming platforms like NBCUniversal surfacing, shows like The Office and Friends are leaving Netflix for good. However, it’s just been announced that Netflix has acquired the global streaming rights for Seinfeld starting in 2021.
Although original programming is paramount for services like Netflix, marquee third-party titles are still attractions for users, with The Office serving as the most-watched show on the platform. Although the deal will only be in effect for five years, it makes up for other losses suffered by the service, including the upcoming loss of Marvel Studios movies to Disney+. This marks one of several Jerry Seinfeld-centric projects for the series, as it already airs his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and releases his most recent stand-up specials.
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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