If you're already suffering from withdrawals after learning that Netflix is losing both Friends and The Office in 2020, we have good news! The streaming giant has acquired all 180 episodes of Seinfeld and will begin streaming once the show's current Hulu distribution deal ends in 2021.
As first reported by Los Angeles Times, Netflix and Sony Pictures Television have struck a five-year deal that gives the streaming site global streaming rights and a major comeback after losing two of its most popular licenced series. We may be saying goodbye to Central Perk, but at least we'll be returning to Monk's Café!
"Seinfeld is a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show," said Sony Pictures Television chairman Mike Hopkins. "Now, 30 years after its premiere, Seinfeld remains centre stage. We're thrilled to be partnering with Netflix to bring this beloved series to current fans and new audiences around the globe."