All 180 episodes of “Seinfeld” are coming to Netflix thanks to a new deal. The video streaming service announced the news on social media, ensuring that fans will have a solid replacement for “Friends” when the show leaves the platform. Sony Pictures Television currently controls the rights to “Seinfeld,” which first aired on NBC. The deal will keep the Seinfeld crew on Netflix for the next five years, and the episodes are scheduled to become available in 2021.
Back in July, Netflix confirmed that it was losing “Friends” to WarnerMedia’s new streaming service. That series will be available on the HBO Max service, scheduled to start in 2020.
Netflix had several announces this month, mostly adding new and original content for subscribers. Netflix confirmed a new limited-series with Millie Bobby Brown and her sister Paige Brown that will bring “A Time Lost” to Netflix, and the company signed a new multi-year overall deal with “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins. The streaming service is also working on a NASCAR comedy with Kevin James, and an animated-comedy called “Centaurworld,” where a battled warhorse is magically transported to a cute and cuddly fantasy world. Earlier today the company released a trailer for the new series “Daybreak,” where high school students try to survive the apocalypse, and the company is working on an adaptation of award-winning sci-fi novel “Way Station.”
As for HBO Max, that company recently announced a new limited series called “Americanah” with Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o. The streaming service will also offer all of the new “Doctor Who” series. Other notable shows in the works include a “Gossip Girl” reboot, “The Flight Attendant” with Kaley Cuoco, “Love Life” with Anna Kendrick and Paul Feig, “Station Eleven” based on Emily St. John Mandel’s international bestseller, “Made for Love” based on the novel by Alissa Nuttin, “Dune: The Sisterhood,” “Tokyo Vice” based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat with Ansel Elgort, and a “Gremlins” animated series.
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