All 180 episodes of the classic 1990s sitcom, Seinfeld will be available to stream on Netflix on October 1, cashing in on a deal made with Sony Pictures Television in 2019, according to Variety. Seinfeld centered around four friends, comedian Jerry Seinfeld, played by himself, George Costanza, played by Jason Alexander (Shallow Hal), Elaine Benes, played by Julia Louis Dreyfus (Veep), and Cosmo Kramer, played by Michael Richards (Problem Child), and the absurdities they experience while living in New York City.
Seinfeld ran for nine seasons on NBC, from July 1989 to May 1998. Winning 10 Emmy awards during its run, the series is often attributed for revolutionizing the era of sitcoms. It was followed by NBC’s next project, Friends, which premiered in September 1994 until May 2004 and followed a similar premise as its predecessor. Up until now, Seinfeld was exclusively available on Hulu, Apple TV, or Amazon Prime through subscriptions.
“Larry [David] and I are enormously grateful to Netflix for taking this chance on us. It takes a lot of guts to trust two schmucks who literally had zero experience in television when we made this thing,” said Seinfeld in a statement. “We really got carried away, I guess. I didn’t realize we made so many of them. 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,” via Variety.
Netflix announced the launch of Seinfeld on its platform through an official teaser posted to their YouTube and social media platforms. It can be watched below.