The company struck a deal with Sony Pictures Television to control the distribution rights to the NBC series. It is a five-year deal which is set to begin in 2021, and will have all 180-episodes available to subscribers, according to Variety.
“Seinfeld is a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show,” said Mike Hopkins, chairman of Sony Pictures Television. “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.”
Hulu currently has the rights to the sitcom, but the deal will end in 2021. This is a major get for Netflix, as streaming services Apple TV+ and Disney+ are gearing up for launch with a strong lineup of exclusive titles. Let the streaming wars begin.