Jerry Seinfeld is making Netflix the exclusive home for his new comedy work, including Twenty four brand new episodes of the comedy series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee which will arrive exclusively on Netflix in late 2017.
The deal also includes all previous episodes of the Emmy-nominated series and two, all-new stand-up shows, the first arriving later this year. In addition, Seinfeld will help develop scripted and non-scripted comedy programming for Netflix, with additional elements of the deal will be announced later.
“Jerry is known the world over as both a great TV innovator and beloved comic voice,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “We are incredibly proud to welcome him to the Netflix comedy family.”
“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.
“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.”