It's finally time for Seinfeld to make its long-awaited return to our screens. Well, it might've been only a couple of months since the hit series left Hulu at the end of June 2021, but to us, it feels like a lifetime. Here's everything we know about its long-awaited Netflix release.
Up until this summer, Seinfeld was streamable on Hulu. The company bought the 90s sitcom for a whopping $130 million back in 2015. And since its exit and Netflix's announcement that it would be the show's new home, fans have been waiting to find out when we'll be able to stream our favorite faces onto our small screens again.
"Seinfeld is the television comedy that all television comedy is measured against," Netflix's COO, Ted Sarandos, said back in 2019. "It is as fresh and funny as ever and will be available to the world in 4K for the first time." Now, Sarandos announced that the iconic series is set to hit Netflix on October 1st, 2021. Even the statement announcing the news already has us laughing.
The content platform stated that the latest project comes from "rising stars Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld." "This is the first time we've taken a risk of this nature, going all-in on 9 seasons at the jump," Sarandos humorously remarked. "But Jerry has created something special with this sitcom that nobody has ever done."
And the hilariousness didn't end there. Ted added of the award-winning duo, "I truly think he and Mr. David have enormous futures ahead of them, and I'm thrilled Netflix could be the home for them to grow their fan bases." And it didn't take long before Mr. Seinfeld himself got in on the teasing.
Jerry thanked Netflix for "taking this chance" on the show. "It takes a lot of guts to trust two schmucks who literally had zero experience in television when we made this thing," he said. "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."
It's hard to tell if this one will be a success for the streaming site. We'll keep our fingers crossed for Jerry and Larry.