Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has been a break out hit for Crackle the free streaming service. Now it seems that Jerry Seinfeld is moving the show over to Netflix.
New episodes of Comedians in Cars will move from Crackle to Netflix in late 2017, with the streamer also becoming the exclusive home to all 59 of the previous episodes of the series in which Seinfeld and his famous guests go for a ride-along interview. The deal calls for 24 new episodes of Comedians in Cars on Netflix, which will roll them out globally starting this year with subsequent episodes in 2018 and beyond. The first of the stand-up specials, filmed specifically for Netflix, will bow later this year.
“Jerry is known the world over as both a great TV innovator and beloved comic voice,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said. “We are incredibly proud to welcome him to the Netflix comedy family.”
There will also be two stand up comedy specials featuring Jerry Seinfeld coming to Netflix at some point.
The deal is a blow to Sony’s Crackle service, which had been the exclusive home for Comedians in Cars, with Seinfeld’s deal with the independent studio expiring. No official word has been stated on the price of the deal but The Hollywood Reporter is speculating the deal that brought Seinfeld to Netflix was worth an estimated $100 million.
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