SEINFELD will soon be hitting Netflix after the TV giant struck a deal to air all 180 episodes of the smash 90s comedy.
The company revealed today that it has landed the global rights to stream the show from 2021.
Seinfeld is coming to Netflix from 2021, it was revealed today[/caption]
Seinfeld, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, followed the everyday adventures of stand-up comic Jerry Seinfeld, who played himself.
The cast included Jason Alexander’s George Costanza, Michael Richards’ offbeat neighbour Cosmo Kramer and Julia-Louis Dreyfus as Jerry’s ex Elaine Benes.
It was created in 1989 by Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David and Jerry when the pair were pals on the New York stand-up circuit.
The five-year Netflix deal comes as it prepares to lose two other hits to rival streaming services.
The show ran from 1989 to 1998 and won a host of awards[/caption]
Jerry Seinfeld starred as a version of himself alongside Michael Richards as his neighbour Kramer[/caption]
Jerry and Elaine were exes who had managed to stay friends[/caption]
Friends is heading to Warner’s new platform in 2020 and the American version of The Office to the NBC’s streaming service.
Fans were delighted today, tweeting: “Seinfeld replacing Friends on Netflix is the news I needed today when I didn’t know I needed it.”
Another wrote: “Seinfeld is gonna pull down some massive numbers on Netflix. From my house mostly.”
A third predicted it’s famously-wealthy creators were set for another big windfall, writing: “Seinfeld coming to Netflix is such a huge win for the service. Larry David must be swimming in so much damn money.”
Jerry is now thought to be worth £860million ($950million)[/caption]
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