The NBC comedy series “The Office” will be leaving Netflix, with all nine seasons headed to NBCUniversal’s forthcoming direct-to-consumer platform, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports. The move is set for the end of 2020.
“NBCU’s streaming platform will retain exclusive domestic streaming rights to ‘The Office’ for five years, paying $100 million per year to stream the series and outbidding Netflix for the rights,” THR reports.
The report adds: “Producers Universal Television held the auction, which sources describe as ‘arms length’ in process. That means that Universal Television and potential bidders, like sibling company NBCU streaming and Netflix — were kept far apart in a bid to ensure a fair auction and that profit participants got the best deal for the series.”