After leaving Hulu this summer, Seinfeld will soon have a new streaming home. All 180 episodes of the series will start streaming on Netflix on October 1.
Seinfeld ran for nine seasons, from July 1989 to May 1998. The series was created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, both executive producers alongside Howard West and George Shapiro. Seinfeld won 10 Emmy awards during its run on NBC.
The streaming giant made the deal to acquire Seinfeld in September 2019, after losing rights for Friends and The Office to HBO Max and Peacock.
Netflix shared the news in a press release, made to sound like a new series announcement that fans of the sitcom will appreciate.
Netflix will launch 180 episodes of a situational comedy called Seinfeld, created by rising New York comedian Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, who wrote for Saturday Night Live for a single season. The show completed production in May (of 1998) and is slated for release on the Netflix platform in its entirety on October 1, 2021. Bookended by Seinfeld’s stand-up material, the 180 episodes of the sitcom explore the minutiae of the comic’s everyday life as he navigates his relationships with a talented ensemble cast, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Troll, Family Ties), Michael Richards (UHF, Fridays) and Jason Alexander (Pretty Woman).
“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,” Jerry Seinfeld joked. “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.”