Netflix acquires exclusive rights to stream ‘Seinfeld’
Netflix has announced the exclusive streaming rights to hit 1990s sitcom Seinfeld.
The cult series, created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, focusses on a fictional representation of Seinfeld and details his personal life with close friends Elaine Benes, Cosmo Kramer and, of course, George Costanza.
Having ran from 1989 to 1998, Seinfeld is regarded by many as one of the greatest and most influential sitcoms of all time. Now, after Netflix confirmed their rights to stream Friends is coming to an end, they’ve emphatically replaced it as all 180 episodes of Seinfeld will hit their platform in 2021
“Seinfeld is the television comedy that all television comedy is measured against,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “It is as fresh and funny as ever and will be available to the world in 4K for the first time.”
Mike Hopkins, Sony Pictures Television Chairman, added in a seperate statement issued to the Los Angeles Times: “Seinfeld’ is a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show.”
He added: “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.”