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Netflix to stream 'Seinfeld' for the first time in October

Seinfeld is coming to Netflix on October 1, 2021, and fans are officially losing it! Slap bass at the ready, the sitcom is coming to a stream near you.

Created by comedian Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the widely popular 1990s NBC sitcom Seinfeld ran for over nine seasons with 180 brilliant episodes which will all be available for streaming on Netflix in 4K. 

Running from 1989 to 1998, the show was based in New York City where the titular Seinfeld was played by Jerry himself. The show focused on his life along with three other New Yorkers, namely his ex-girlfriend Elaine Benes, his friend George Costanza and his neighbour Cosmo Kramer. It was mainly a slice-of-life comedy that focused on the daily escapades of a few adults struggling to survive in NYC.

In its time, the series bagged several awards including a Golden Globe and an Emmy. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander, it is one of the greatest shows of the decade, steeped in humour and hilarity, and it quickly went on to be one of the most defining pop cultural phenomena of the ‘90s. 

The cast had reunited in 2009 at Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Seinfeld revealed that the show ended on the best and most appropriate note. “We could’ve done one, two, three more years,” he said. “The reason people still love that show is we didn’t wear it out.”

The co-CEO of Netflix, Ted Sarandos explained how he could not “wait to welcome Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer to their new global home on Netflix”. 

The chairman of Sony Pictures Television, Mike Hopkins echoed Sarandos and said that they are “thrilled to be partnering with Netflix to bring this beloved series to current fans and new audiences around the globe”. 

About the show, he said, “Seinfeld is a one-of-a-kind, iconic, culture-defining show. Now, 30 years after its premiere, Seinfeld remains centre stage.”

Netflix is already streaming Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee as well as his 2017-stand-up special Jerry Before Seinfeld. They had previously announced their deal with Hulu and subsequent plans to stream the popular show back in 2019. 

Yesterday, they dropped an official teaser, talking about how all the 180 episodes would be available for streaming. Watch the teaser announcement below.

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