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‘Seinfeld’ is finally coming to Netflix this October

By Kara Santos Published Sep 22, 2021 5:01 am

Seinfeld, one of the most popular TV comedies of the 1990s, is set to stream globally on Netflix starting Oct. 1, 2021.

Over the weekend, Netflix released a two-minute “official trailer” of the iconic series, describing it as “this fall’s hottest new show” and boasting of its 180-episode premiere.

In a teaser released earlier this month, the streaming giant described Seinfeld as "never seen before" at least on their platform. While the show has been available on other streaming services, this marks the first time that all nine seasons will be available on Netflix to current fans and new audiences around the globe.

Seinfeld originally aired on NBC from 1989 to 1998 and has been in syndication ever since, with the show previously streaming on Hulu.

Netflix struck a five-year licensing deal with Sony Pictures Television when it acquired streaming rights to the show in September 2019 as part of its bid to get popular network sitcoms with enduring appeal.

The 10-time Emmy Award-winning comedy about a group of friends living in New York City was created by comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David and ended on NBC television in 1998 after nine seasons.

Known lovingly as “the show about nothing,” the series starred Seinfeld as Jerry, Jason Alexander as George, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine and Michael Richards as Kramer.

“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 in a tongue-in-cheek 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,” he added.

Check out the official trailer on Netflix below.

Seinfield premieres worldwide on Netflix on Oct. 1, 2021.

(Images via Netflix)