Complex - Netflix announced Monday that it has successfully bagged the rights to the comedy classic Seinfeld, becoming the exclusive home of the adored-across-generations series starting in 2021.
Netflix's deal with Sony Pictures Television means that when Hulu's currentSeinfeldagreement wraps in 2021, it'll become the go-to streaming platform for fans for at least five years. PerDeadline, the deal also marks the first time that all 180 episodes of the series will be globally available on one service. Also, it'll be in 4K.
Lets GO! I'll be honest, I'm a 'Friends' first kind of guy. It's what I grew up with, I was too young to understand some of the humor of Seinfeld and I identified A LOT with Joey Tribbiani. However, Seinfeld is the standard when it comes to improv (yes, I did a lot of that in college) so I was late to the game realizing how genius the show actually is/was. The fact that I'll finally be able to watch every episode from start to finish like I did with Friends and The Office (both of which are leaving Netflix), makes me happy and will fill the void of both of those other shows leaving the platform. It's a little too early to get excited about it considering we have more than a year until it happens, but it's definitely something to look forward to. Nice snag, Netflix. Seinfeld and chill will be in full effect in 2021. - @Traceahamilton