The comic television series Seinfeld will be distributed globally by Netflix from next month thanks to an agreement signed two years ago, the streaming platform said in a statement.
All 180 episodes of Seinfeld, one of the most popular TV comedies of the 1990s, will be available from Oct. 1, the company said in the statement.
Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to Seinfeld in 2019 through a deal that allowed the show to run on Hulu until 2021. At the time, Hollywood outlets said the deal was worth more than $500 million and trumped offers from other streaming platforms in the race to get content popular and new subscribers.
The 10 Emmy Award-winning show about a group of friends who live in New York City was created by comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David and ended on the NBC network in 1998 after nine seasons.
“Larry and I are immensely grateful to Netflix for giving us this chance. It takes a lot of courage to trust two suckers who had literally zero television experience when we made this deal,” Seinfeld said in a mock statement Wednesday.
“We really got carried away, I think. I didn’t realize we made so many of them. I hope they recover God knows how many millions it must have cost to make. But it was worth all the work if people like it. A crazy project,” he added.