Seinfeld Will Return To Streaming After A Long Summer Of No George
After a long summer of no George, it seems we've finally turned the corner into a new season -- hot Seinfeld fall. After the beloved ‘90s sitcom unceremoniously left Hulu on June 23 for an unannounced, months-long streaming hiatus, leaving fans with several grievances they'll undoubtedly air during their Festivus celebrations this December, Jerry, his pals, and his physically impossible apartment are making a triumphant return to Netflix, with all 180 episodes hitting the platform on October 1.
Marking the first time the entire series will be available both on a single streaming service and in 4K, Netflix has decided to mark the occasion going all-in a piss-your-pants, set your house on fire, give away your first born-level hilarious bit claiming Seinfeld and David, multimillionaires seen approximately 100 times a day on local television stations, are “rising comedians" launching a little-known, indie sitcom.
“Larry 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,” Seinfeld said referencing Larry David, in a statement to Variety during an apparent, much needed break from appearing on millions of TV screens, laptops, and a handful of modded GameBoys. “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."
Ted Sarandos, Netflix's co-CEO and last-ditch spokesperson for making would-be subscribers forget that they can Google “stream Seinfeld free online” any time seemingly agreed with these sentiments, doubling down on Jerry's message. "This is the first time we've taken a risk of this nature, going all in on 9 seasons at the jump," Sarandos said in a “SERENITY NOW!” inducing statement. "But Jerry has created something special with this sitcom that nobody has ever done. 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 fanbases."
So, friends here's to Seinfeld's return to Netflix – let's hope this lowkey, indie show only your hipster roommate has heard of hits the big time – near billionaire Seinfeld could really use that cash boost.
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