Following an internet uproar due to an apparently leaked date, Netflix has assured its users the 1990s sitcom “Friends” will remain on the service… for now.
Fans of the NBC hit went crazy over the weekend after customers spied a notice on Netflix’s page for the show, which has been one of the most popular licensed shows on Netflix, indicating it will be taken off the service on New Year’s Day.
Variety reports Netflix has now removed that expiration notice from its website and the trade says the company is in talks with Warner Bros. Television to retain the streaming rights.
As WarnerMedia plans to launch its own subscription VOD service in the fourth quarter of 2019, there’s been speculation Warners will not renew its deal with Netflix for their content including “Friends”.
The talk comes as The Mirror is reporting that the first installment of the fifth season of “Black Mirror” could potentially be hitting the service on December 28th.
Like with “Friends” a graphic of the company’s official marketing material for December titles has since been removed but before it was it was the title “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch” was seen.