Seinfeld Hits Netflix On October 1, Every Episode To Be Released Worldwide
All 180 episodes of the classic sitcom will be available on Netflix from next month.
Seinfeld is set to be released in its entirety on Netflix on October 1. All 180 episodes of the classic comedy will be available worldwide on the streaming platform.
Netflix picked up the streaming rights to Seinfeld back in 2019, reportedly paying an eye-watering $500 million for five years. The series was previously available on Hulu. The deal followed the loss of two of Netflix's most popular comedy shows--Friends and The Office--to HBO Max and Peacock respectively.
Seinfeld was created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David and ran for nine seasons between May 1989 and July 1998. It's widely regarded as one of the best and most influential comedies ever, and the series finale was the fourth most-watched of all time. The acerbic, observational show focused on the day-to-day life of four friends living in New York, and also starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards.
Both Seinfeld and Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos issued not-entirely-serious statements about the release of the show in October. Seinfeld said, "Larry and I are enormously grateful to Netflix for taking this chance on us. It takes a lot of guts to trust two schmucks who literally had zero experience in television when we made this thing. We really got carried away, I guess. I didn't realize we made so many of them. Hope to recoup god knows how many millions it must have taken to do. But worth all the work if people like it. Crazy project."
Sarandos's statement reads, "This is the first time we've taken a risk of this nature, going all in on 9 seasons at the jump. But Jerry has created something special with this sitcom that nobody has ever done. I truly think he and Mr. David have enormous futures ahead of them and I'm thrilled Netflix could be the home for them to grow their fanbases."
In related news, David's follow-up show, Curb Your Enthusiasm, returns to HBO Max for its 11th season in October.
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