It looks as though Netflix will land on its feet even after losing a couple of important shows in “Friends” and “The Office.” The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the streaming service has secured the rights to another massive TV hit, “Seinfeld.”
The former NBC sitcom is slated to arrive on Netflix in 2021 as part of a five-year worldwide rights deal with Sony. “Seinfeld” will shift over from Hulu when its current deal runs out.
“The acquisition of ‘Seinfeld’ for the streamer comes after Netflix lost rights to two other classic NBC comedies: ‘Friends,’ which is moving to WarnerMedia’s HBO Max in 2020, and ‘The Office,’ which will be part of Comcast’s streaming platform starting in 2021,” THR notes.
Terms of the Netflix-Sony deal were not disclosed.
The report notes that Netflix is also home to Jerry Seinfeld’s short-form series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”