Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has signed a multifaceted production deal with streaming giant Netflix that will see the entire 59 episode library of his award-winning Crackle series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” moving over to the streamer.
Additionally, 24 new episodes are on the way and he’s also set to film two new stand-up specials – all exclusively for Netflix. Seinfeld also will help develop scripted and unscripted programming for the company.
Additional elements of the pact will be announced later but industry analysts peg its value at around $100 million all up. The new ‘Comedians’ episodes will roll out globally starting this year with subsequent episodes in 2018 and beyond. The first of the stand-up specials will bow later this year.
Netflix has aggressively entered the stand-up space recently with new specials from Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari on the way.
Hulu remains the streaming home for Seinfeld’s former NBC comedy “Seinfeld”.
Source: The Live Feed