SCOTTS VALLEY, California — Netflix announced that it has acquired the global streaming rights for the nine seasons and 180 episodes of “Seifield” that will be available in 2021.
“Seinfeld is the television comedy that all television comedy is measured against. It is as fresh and funny as ever and will be available to the world in 4K for the first time,” Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix, said of the news. “We can’t wait to welcome Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer to their new global home on Netflix.”
The introduction of “Seinfeld” in 2021 will fill the gap of “Friends,” which will leave Netflix in 2020.
“Seinfeld is a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show,” Sony Pictures Television Chairman Mike Hopkins said in a statement. “Now, 30 years after its premiere, Seinfeld remains center stage. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Netflix to bring this beloved series to current fans and new audiences around the globe.”
All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning Seinfeld are coming to Netflix — worldwide! — starting in 2021 pic.twitter.com/tLvcCKH4vl
— Netflix US (@netflix) 16 september 2019
Netflix announced last December that “Friends” would no longer be available on the streaming platform.