Seinfeld has a new home.
According to Deadline, the 1990s sitcom will stream exclusively on Netflix starting in 2021. After distributor Sony Pictures Television's deal with Hulu expires, Netflix will be Seinfeld's global exclusive home for the following five years. This new deal heralds the show's Netflix debut, where all 180 episodes will be available to stream in 4K and otherwise.
“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,” Chief Content Officer for Netflix Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “We can’t wait to welcome Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer to their new global home on Netflix.”
“Seinfeld is a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show. Now, 30 years after its premiere, Seinfeld remains center stage,” Sony Pictures Television Chairman Mike Hopkins added. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Netflix to bring this beloved series to current fans and new audiences around the globe.”
Until 2021, Seinfeld will be available to stream on Hulu. Ahead of Netflix's get, Sony TV shopped the series around to other streaming services, including HBO Max.
Seinfeld, which starred Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Michael Richards, originally aired for nine seasons on NBC from 1989 to 1998.