Fan favourite classic tv sitcom, The Office will be taken off Netflix.
The giant streaming service confirmed the news that NBC will take back the show to its platform in January 2021.
NBC Universal announced that it has secured the exclusive domestic streaming rights to the sitcom. All nine seasons will then be available on NBC’s soon-to-be-launched streaming service for five years, beginning 2021.
“We’re sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021,” Netflix posted on Twitter.
The Office is the number one series on SVOD. In 2018, it was streamed for over 52 billion minutes, and in April 2019, it was viewed nearly twice as much as the next most-viewed program on SVOD.
The show premiered in 2005, starring Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute and Pam & Jim, and launched the careers of some of comedy’s most celebrated actors, writers and producers, including Steve Carrell, Ed Helms, John Krasinski, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, B.J. Novak, Craig Robinson, and Mike Schur.
It is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels – who developed the series for American audiences – Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Howard Klein, Paul Lieberstein, Brent Forrester and Dan Sterling.
We're sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts' content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021
— Netflix US (@netflix) June 25, 2019