Netflix Gets New Jerry Seinfeld Material18 Jan, 2017 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Hulu may have iconic ’90s sitcom “Seinfeld,” but Netflix just announced a multi-faceted production deal with writer and performer Jerry Seinfeld for his current comedic endeavors, including 24 new episodes of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
The show, which is produced by Sony Pictures Television, features Seinfeld joining friends for a cup of coffee and a drive in a classic car, sharing stories along the way. A notable episode last year included President Obama joining Seinfeld in a spin around the White House driveway and later drinking coffee in the cafeteria.
As part of the agreement, which begins later this year, Netflix will secure rights to all 59 previous episodes of the Emmy-nominated series, which has streamed on Crackle.com since its inception.
Seinfeld will also film two stand-up shows exclusively for Netflix. The comedian will help develop scripted and non-scripted comedy programming for Netflix, in addition to other elements to be announced later.
"When I first started thinking about 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,' the entire Netflix business model consisted of mailing out DVDs in envelopes. I love that we are now joining together, both at very different points,” said Seinfeld, who produces, directs and hosts the show.