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Your favorite New York City group of friends are officially headed to Netflix.
Seinfeld took over our screens for nine successful years but soon you'll be able to rewatch the series from start to finish at your own leisure. Netflix September 2021 offering already looks set to be a belter but come October, Seinfeld will help keep you entertained until hit shows like The Crown season 5 return.
The streaming service made a hilarious announcement on Wednesday about the acquirement over on Twitter. The post advertises the series as "2021's hottest new show" in an effort to drum up more excitement from followers.
All 180 episodes of Seinfeld hit Netflix on October 1 pic.twitter.com/H73RZvNUw9September 1, 2021
Continuing with the joke, Netflix's co-CEO Ted Sarandos said in a press release, "This is the first time we’ve taken a risk of this nature, going all-in on nine seasons at the jump. But Jerry has created something special with this sitcom that nobody has ever done. I truly think he and Mr. [Larry] David have enormous futures ahead of them, and I’m thrilled Netflix could be the home for them to grow their fanbases.”
Featuring a range of quirky characters (hello, Newman), Seinfeld is considered one of the best shows on TV. Now we can look forward to following Jerry, Elaine, Kramer, and George's wild adventures again and again.
When does Seinfeld come to Netflix?
The series has called Hulu home for the past six years, but starting October 1, 2021, all 180 episodes will be available on Netflix. This is also the first time that a streaming platform has obtained global rights. Since June 23, Hulu has held onto US rights limiting who can watch the show. Amazon Prime also had minimal rights to the show with only certain international locations able to watch the comedy.
How much did Netflix pay for Seinfeld?
Most production companies including NBC and HBO have created their own streaming platforms, which has caused Netflix to lose some of its most-watched series, such as Friends and The Office. That means the Netflix Seinfeld deal wasn't a cheap purchase (an estimated $500 million to be exact).
Seinfeld has been labeled a classic though making it worth the huge investment. Not sure where to start your binge-watch on Oct. 1? We put together a few of the most-watched episodes below you'll definitely have to relive.
Most-watched episodes of Seinfeld
According to Hulu, these are some of the most-loved episodes by viewers:
• The Contest (Season 4, Episode 10)—Jerry challenges George, Kramer and Elaine to pool their money in a contest of self-denial. Elaine also looks forward to a date with John Kennedy, Jr.
• The Marine Biologist (Season 5, Episode 14)—Jerry has fun telling an old college friend about George's occupation. Elaine is tested when she meets with an "eccentric" Russian author.
• The Boyfriend (Season 3, Episode 17)—Jerry and Elaine both vie for the attention of athlete Keith Hernandez.
• The Soup Nazi (Season 7, Episode 6)—Jerry faces the tough decision between his girlfriend and a bowl of soup after the vendor refuses to serve her. The problem is that the soup is considered the best in the city.
• The Pitch (Season 4, Episode 3)—Jerry gets approached by NBC about creating a new TV show.
Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.
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