Hulu announced last month that the company had acquired the streaming rights to iconic series, “Seinfeld.” Since then the question has been, when would the series hit the service?
Finally, we have a date. Fans won’t have to wait much longer as the long running series will hit Hulu beginning June 24. This is the first time that the show will debut on a streaming service as well as it being the largest television acquisition for Hulu.
Hulu paid an amazing $180 million to begin streaming all 180 episodes of “Seinfeld.”
Currently, the stars of the series are doing pretty well in their post-“Seinfeld” lives. Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has been renewed for several more seasons on Crackle as of last year while Jason Alexander is set to star in a new series on Adult Swim. Julia Louis-Dreyfus also stars in “Veep” on HBO.
Hulu has made a smart move. The streaming service has officially spent the incredibly large sum of $180 million to purchase the streaming rights for the iconic series “Seinfeld.” Hulu will soon have all 180 episodes of our favorite gang.
According to a report from “Business Insider,” the deal to stream all the episodes is poised to be one of the largest acquisitions in Hulu’s company history. The amount that Hulu is spending on these episodes is basically a million dollars per episode of “Seinfeld.”
The large amount will be split between Sony TV, Time Warner’s Castle Rock, “Seinfeld” profit participants and of course, co-creators Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.
There is a bit of unfortunately to this story. Netflix had also expressed interest in buying “Seinfeld” but instead bought the streaming rights to “Friends.” (Seems to me it would have been better the other way around but I don’t work for Netflix.)
It appears that Netflix is currently in negotiations to bring the iconic series, “Seinfeld” to the steaming service. And if so, our lives will be infinitely better.
Last week, Jerry Seinfeld did a Reddit AMA (ask me anything) and one reddit user asked him whether or not the show would ever hit Netflix. To quote the user,
“Jerry, any word on Seinfeld coming to Netflix?“Can you please convince Larry to let it happen? There are so many people who still have not experienced Seinfeld first hand and having it available through Netflix will surely be the easiest way. C’monnnnnnnnnnn.”
Seinfeld himself answered very simply without elaboration,
“You are a very smart and progressive person. These conversations are presently taking place.”
While Netflix hasn’t commented and “conversations” doesn’t mean anything definite, it at least means something is happening which is better than nothing. Right?