Jerry Seinfeld signs a Netflix Deal to stream his hit web series “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” and a series of new stand-up comedy specials.
According to Deadline reports, Jerry Seinfeld is bringing his web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” to Netflix, as part of a larger deal he has signed.
The series is expected to arrive on Netflix, with its entire back catalog and 24 new episodes in late 2017. He will also create two new stand-up specials, the first of which is expected this year.
Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was introduced in 2012 on Sony’s “Crackle” platform, and features Seinfeld conducting long interviews with performers in a classic car while getting coffee.
The web series has been a hit since its launch and is currently in its ninth season.
Past guests included Larry David, Chris Rock, Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, Amy Schumer and Barack Obama.
Seinfeld had jokingly commented that Obama has “gotten off just enough funny lines to qualify for getting on this show.”
Comments on the Netflix Deal
Seinfeld announced his deal with Netflix in a statement: “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. I am also very excited to be working with Ted Sarandos at Netflix, a guy and a place that not only have the same enthusiasm for the art of stand-up comedy as I do, but the most amazing technology platform to deliver it in a way that has never existed before. I am really quite charged up to be moving there.”
Ted Sarandos, Netlix’s chief content officer, said: “Jerry is known the world over as both a great TV innovator and beloved comic voice. We are incredibly proud to welcome him to the Netflix comedy family.”