Now the classic sitcom from Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David is heading to online streaming for the first time through a rich SVOD deal with Hulu. The fact any of it is remotely watchable is testament to Stephen Graham’s abilities. ", "Despite the strength of its ensemble cast, Succession is a feat of writing above all. In 2015, Hulu reached an agreement with “Seinfeld” distributor Sony Pictures Television, a unit of Sony Corp., for U.S. rights to the show for six years valued at … ", "In Kathy Burke’s All Women on Channel 4, the unapologetic, effing-and-blinding, salt-of-the-earth actor meets lots of different women – from nuns to reality stars – to understand what it means to be a member of the fairer sex, so to speak, in 2019. Hulu, which is majority owned by Walt Disney Co., has the current domestic streaming rights to “Seinfeld,” paying about $130 million in a six-year deal that expires in 2021. ", "Sarah Phelps’s adaptation of crime writer Tana French’s novels finds two detectives trying to solve the murder of a young girl, with plenty of twists and turns. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. There are few actors you could trust with so much screen time, especially with such a pared back and naturalistic script. The shadowy government forces are elected; the organised crime gangs are fuelled by the drug trade. The deal comes on ... ‘South Park’ Close to $500 Million Streaming Deal ", "Plausibility is a spectrum; Bodyguard became ridiculous but Line of Duty stays just the right side, and as usual there is more plot in an hour than in whole series of other programmes. HBO Max was considered an obvious choice as Seinfeld is owned by Warner Bros. via Castle Rock, as is the series’ current cable network home, TBS. A Seinfeld Netflix deal has been reached, and the hit '90s comedy is coming to Netflix in 2021. The show about nothing has found its new streaming home. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. And it surely is the first big-budget superhero tale more indebted to Wes Anderson than to Stan Lee.”, “Like all the best detective dramas, Shetland engages the audience in the very process of detection. Hulu signs $160m deal to air ‘Seinfeld’ The show about nothing will be available to the digital service’s subscribers in June By TOI staff 30 April 2015, 10:44 pm 1 Edit It was announced in July 2019 that Friends would leave Netflix in 2020 for HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s new streaming service. “We can’t wait to welcome Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer to their new global home on Netflix.”. Netflix also was able to bid higher because it takes worldwide rights vs. domestic only for most of the other streaming platforms that are in the off-network business, which don’t have international footprint yet. Internationally, it is streaming on Amazon in a number of territories; that will all be consolidated on Netflix under the new deal. That left Netflix as the most likely candidate. 'Seinfeld' currently streams in the U.S. on Hulu. But there has been nothing like Leaving Neverland”, "Home is a rather gentle, unobtrusive variation on the sitcom theme – but one that is built on a quite a bizarre premise. Netflix will be the streaming home for all 180 episodes of the TV classic, 'Seinfeld,' starting in 2021. — starting in 2021 pic.twitter.com/tLvcCKH4vl, — Netflix US (@netflix) September 16, 2019. Send us a tip using our annonymous form. While known internationally, unlike Friends for example, which is a global hit, Seinfeld’s appeal is concentrated largely within the U.S. All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning Seinfeld are coming to Netflix — worldwide! In the Emmy award-winning "Seinfeld," Jerry Seinfeld provides a hysterical look at life as a single adult in the '90s. This deal will likely come as a blow not only to Hulu, which currently holds U.S. Seinfeld rights, but also to Amazon, which carries the show ", "So here we have an intriguing, but rather flawed sort of Big Brother thriller set in our contemporary world of digital snooping, near constant surveillance and (a topical touch) widespread use of facial recognition technology. The announcement came on Monday when Netflix announced on Twitter: “All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning Seinfeld are coming to Netflix – worldwide! Thanks, all. Just a month earlier, Netflix announced that The Office would leave its platform in 2021 as NBC had decided to offer it on its own streaming service. Viacom has sealed a deal with Sony Pictures Television for the cable rights to “Seinfeld” starting in October 2021. In 2015, Hulu agreed to pay a … The dominant one as we continue our quest into the 2030s and beyond, will be Vivienne, or Viv, Rook, played brilliantly by Emma Thompson. Just as Emily Dickinson was. It’s all on Hulu. I hear Seinfeld only generates less than 1% of the viewing on Hulu. ", "Top Boy can be bleak and violent, with dialogue so naturalistic that it verges on the impenetrable, but in telling stories that rarely get heard, it asks us to think differently about the city we live in. Festivus: The alternative Christmas holiday from US sitcom Seinfeld, “As a slightly cheesy reminder of what we love about Doctor Who – i.e. ", "As the series develops, it’s clearer than ever that Eve and Villanelle are more similar than they are different. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Villanelle’s new vulnerability invites us to question what it is exactly she wants from Polastri. ", "Damon Lindelof’s version of the beloved graphic novel is a compelling demonstration of what can happen when source material is treated with sensitivity and imagination. Hulu also made a deal in February to stream reruns of more than 300 episodes of the long-running CBS crime drama “CSI.” Despite the Hulu deal, “Seinfeld… The writers, led by the creator Jesse Armstrong, who also gave us Peep Show, weave just-about-plausible and sympathetic characters from a web of insults and backstabbing, and tight editing and camerawork ratchets up tension from a slow-moving plot. It is as fresh and funny as ever and will be available to the world in 4K for the first time,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix. ", "A touching tribute to a flawed reality TV star. Hulu is one of the most affordable streaming solutions, with its least expensive tier clocking in at only $5.99 a month. Netflix appears to be relying on the Seinfeld acquisition to bolster its catalogue after losing not just one, but two major NBC shows. Derry Girls, returning for a triumphant and exuberant second run, proves that humour, dark or otherwise, can be quarried from even the most unlikely of locations. ', "Years and Years, then, is favoured by some wit, a cornucopia of fab talent and promising characters. Rather than overcrowded west London, his takes place in Glyngolau, a fictional run-down town in Wales. But, inevitably, as he scrawls out his campaigning brainwaves on a whiteboard, there is a touch of that deductive maverick Sherlock in his portrayal of this scruffy, balding political saboteur.”, “The programme-makers must have done much to win the confidence of so many friends and families, as they went through unspeakable personal pain; but they repay that confidence with an understated and powerful film.”, “This documentary goes behind the shrubbery to show off these animals and their guardians. Sony TV  pitched the show to multiple streamers, including HBO Max and Netflix. The twist is that a family who returns to Surrey from a holiday touring around France discover a Syrian refugee stuffed in the back of their SUV. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. Start your free trial to watch Seinfeld and other popular TV shows and movies including new releases, classics, Hulu Originals, and more. ", “Yet again the Williams have woven a brilliantly tangled web, helped in no small part by Karyo’s quietly arresting central turn”, “It is both a revisionist – and frequently batty – take on the caped milieu and a winningly knotty mystery. First time around she was toying with a more worthy adversary, but why now? Seinfeld made its streaming debut with the Hulu deal. The 1990s sitcom is tied up until 2021 in its exclusive SVOD deal at Hulu. Helen Mirren playing an empress, altogether madder, badder and more dangerous to shag. The focus on these intricate dances means that after a while we begin to question the idea of objective truth, as well as the facts at hand. Rather, it’s a very clever, very funny, very 'different' parcel of bollocks to Brexit. Viv Rook makes Ann Widdecombe look like, well, Emma Thompson at an Extinction Rebellion sit-in. Polastri, by contrast, is frayed around the edges, a terrible wife to her husband Nico (Owen McDonnell) and an even worse intelligence agent to her boss Carolyn Martens (Fiona Shaw). Better costumes, too. Hulu currently controls the domestic streaming rights to “Seinfeld,” with that deal set to expire in 2021. It's a big deal … But such uncomfortable realities are swept beneath the rug in John Carney’s rigorously whimsical new Amazon series. I can’t really add anything to that. This is the first time Seinfeld will be available on Netflix and the first time that all 180 episodes will be on one service globally and in 4K. According to Deadline, Netflix’s deal will last for five years and grants Netflix exclusive streaming rights for Seinfeld around the world. The sitcom is said to have done OK on the Disney-owned platform though nowhere near the performance of Friends or The Office on Netflix. James Murdoch Blasts “Media Outlets That Propagate Lies” In FT Interview, The Wild Story Of Laila Bertheussen, Convicted Partner Of Ex-Norwegian Minister, To Become Anonymous Content Nordic Limited Series, Justin Hartley To Star In ‘The Never Game’ TV Adaptation In Works At 20th Television, Will EP With Ken Olin, NBC Opens Tuesday Comedy Block With ‘Young Rock’ & ‘Kenan’ As ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Goes On Hiatus, had emerged as the main contender for the, which is expected to cross the $1 billion mark, Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy & Others Join David O. 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Support free-thinking journalism and attend Independent events, {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}}, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Hulu was reportedly paying an estimated $875,000 (£704,000) per episode, amounting to almost $160m (£128m) for the complete Seinfeld collection, Variety reported at the time. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Available on iTunes, Hulu Four single … Although it is ostensibly a business show, you won’t learn much about the minutiae of media deals by watching it. However, after shelling $425 million  for Friends and getting ready to write a giant check for The Big Bang Theory (and possibly  Two and a Half Men), which is expected to cross the $1 billion mark, industry sources speculated that the company may be tapped out for the moment or at least preoccupied until they can close a deal for Big Bang.. Hulu was not expected to step up in a major way to keep Seinfeld. ", "Hailee Steinfeld is perfectly cast. ", "Criminal uses its small canvas to ask big questions. ", "The Road to Brexit is easily the best thing to emerge from the whole brexit imbroglio. ", 'Good Omens is a hugely enjoyable, imaginative premiere, as close to Pratchett’s vision as anyone could have dared dream. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. — Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) July 1, 2019 All Rights reserved. Netflix scores major victory after losing 'Friends' and 'The Office', Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Seinfeld made its streaming debut with the Hulu deal. ", "While there are plenty of well-turned one-liners, the deeper attraction of Fleabag is schadenfreude. currently available on Hulu as the result of a deal struck in 2015. ", "Romance is complicated, cathartic and messy, regardless of age or circumstance. As expected, WarnerMedia reportedly plans to remove SEINFELD from Hulu as soon as the original deal expires, so the WarnerMedia streaming service will, eventually, become its exclusive home. She has a face – and a set of elastic expressions – that feels both well-suited to a period piece (as first displayed in her Oscar-nominated role in True Grit in 2010), and resolutely out of place in it. The character is as old as Daisy Buchanan or Lydia Bennett or Scarlett O’Hara. As well as being gripping entertainment, Line of Duty has become an effective examination of the relationship between the state and the individual. The series is currently available on Hulu, but will move to Netflix when the deal expires in 2021. Correction: This story has been updated to reflect the correct amount and duration of Hulu’s deal for Seinfeld. While I hear other streamers, including HBO Max, Hulu and NBCU, whose network NBC aired Seinfeld originally, submitted bids, Netflix’s offer was the one to beat. Or Alayned, perhaps.”, "Michael Jackson has long looked like a burning tire yard. Amazon distributes the series internationally. The deal Hulu has to stream “Seinfeld” is indicative of just how much the market has changed in recent years. That would be a major premium over the reported $130+ million Seinfeld‘s current Hulu deal pays. The foul language; the visceral hatred; the unbearable tensions; the violence being inflicted on ancient institutions and this poor old knackered country by the Tories, as if with chainsaws and zombie knives – it was like watching my first Saw movie. (It's worth noting that Netflix will begin streaming Seinfeld after Hulu's pact expires in 2021.) 1 year ago. Dando’s friends, family and the producer and director of the film have made a fitting and balanced tribute to her, something she deserves. ", "Arriving in the wake of Marvel’s Black Panther, the film highlights the links between the saga of the real-life Agoji women, who fought in the former Kingdom of Dahomey (located in modern-day Benin), and the all-women comic-book world protectors known as Dora Milaje. “Seinfeld is the television comedy that all television comedy is measured against. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Well, yer man’s wrong, as they might say. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that HBO Max had paid $425m (£342m) to feature Friends on its platform for five years. As Deadline reported last month, Sony Pictures Television this summer had taken out Seinfeld, which the studio distributes. No man working in Britain today can drink a pint with more pathos. There’s a lot of mordant chat about the weather, illustrated with shots of dark grey clouds above even darker grey lochs.”, “From the outset the production is elevated by its sensitive handling of the men – and the Paratroopers remain exclusively male – involved. And the saintly and regal Danny Dyer stands as its finest ambassador.”, “West believes Valjean to be “the greatest hero in all literature”, and he plays the part with all the care and intricacy such a character deserves.”, “For anyone who’s not altogether sure how British politics turned so suddenly into a rolling dumpster fire from which all exits are blocked then Inside Europe: Ten Years of Turmoil is a necessary public service to explain exactly, and exactly how needlessly, we all came to be here.”, “There’s really been nothing quite like Catastrophe on our screens before, and it deserves its cult status for the quality of everything the production team do, not least the stunning cinematography in this finale. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. You can’t buy love, even if you pay for David Attenborough. Modern Love is adapted from a New York Times column (it also spawned a hit podcast) and is as much a valentine to a fantasia vision of Manhattan as it is a dissection of the human heart. Steinfeld crackles with charm and impropriety.". An announcement from streaming service, Hulu heralded an exclusive deal that will see Seinfeld arrive, making the entire run available to stream. All nine seasons of Seinfeld are currently available on Hulu as the result of a deal struck in 2015. Despite the po-faced title, you realise very quickly that it’s not yet another drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch or yet another attempt by Laura Kuenssberg to explain the inexplicable, or yet another show with the public arguing about stuff they don’t understand. ", "A tremendously sad, strange story then, and just as unfathomable today. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, but word is that the license fee fetched by Seinfeld is north of $700,000 per episode for a total in the neighborhood of $130 million. When it comes to Netflix, the series will be available in 4K, which is a first for the series. Our Planet is more of a greatest-hits parade, with overblown orchestral soundtrack and ponderous intonation. These kinds of programmes have a tendency to fetishise toughness, lingering on assault courses and weaponry.”, “Despite what some feared, the casting of Cumberbatch doesn’t simply flatter Cummings – the A-lister is too good a chameleon for that. It’s exhausting work, policing the police. ", "The writer Jack Thorne says his latest four-part drama, which explores the aftermath of a disaster on a small community, was shaped by the Grenfell Tower fire. Hulu Sources note it's a multiyear deal, though just how many years is being kept under wraps. We want to hear from you! Streaming giant Netflix said Monday it had acquired the global rights to popular American sitcom "Seinfeld" from 2021. ", "Timely, bleak, intelligent and compelling, Chernobyl is a triumph of a disaster. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? That way we grow intrigued, and we care. After losing The Office and Friends, Netflix has stepped up to secure the SVOD rights to another classic NBC comedy series. Hulu to Stream ‘Seinfeld’ Reruns in Deal With Sony A scene from “Seinfeld,” starring, from left, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander. There reportedly was no asking price that the distribution company was floating but they were said to be targeting a deal of a size similar to that for fellow 1990s Must See TV tentpole Friends in the red-hot marketplace. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? ", "The writing is sharp and well observed, probing the fault lines between small talk and real problems. 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