Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is heading to Netflix. Seinfeld has inked a deal with the streaming giant.
The deal calls for two stand-up specials, the entire previous episodes of the comedy show as well as new episodes for its upcoming seasons. The comedian will also help in developing scripted and unscripted programming for the network.
Seinfeld’s show premiered its ninth season earlier this month. It will be its final season under Sony streaming service Crackle. The next 24-episode season will be launched on Netflix in late 2017 and will also start streaming worldwide next year.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix also becomes the exclusive home of all 59 previous episodes of the series. The first stand-up special, on the other hand, will premiere later this year. It will feature Chris Rock.
“When I first started thinking about Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the entire Netflix business model consisted of mailing out DVDs in envelopes. I love that we are now joining together, both at very different points. I am also very excited to be working with Ted Sarandos at Netflix, a guy and a place that not only have the same enthusiasm for the art of stand-up comedy as I do but the most amazing technology platform to deliver it in a way that has never existed before,” said Seinfeld.
What We Know About Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
The comedy series was launched in 2012 in Crackle. It features Seinfeld joining his famous friend for a cup of coffee while driving in a classic car. During their ride-along, the comedian and his friend share stories. Among the notable guests in the show are President Barack Obama, Jimmy Fallon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Carrey, and more.
Seinfield directed and hosted the show. The show had been streamed nearly 100 million times so far.
Deadline noted earlier rumors indicating Seinfeld would move the show to another streaming platform when his deal with Crackle expires. The publication added Acura’s sponsorship deal for the show expired.
Although Netflix will be the home for Seinfield’s current and upcoming shows, Hulu will continue to be the streaming home for his former NBC comedy, Seinfeld.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee airs every Thursday in Crackle.
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