The Office will be leaving Netflix. In a statement on Tuesday, NBCUniversal announced that the beloved sitcom will be departing the platform and heading to NBCUniversal’s forthcoming streaming service in January 2021. NBCU’s streaming platform will keep exclusive domestic streaming rights to The Office for five years, paying $100 million per year and outbidding Netflix for the rights.
“The Office has become a staple of pop-culture and is a rare gem whose relevance continues to grow at a time when fans have more entertainment choices than ever before,” Bonnie Hammer, chair of NBCUniversal’s digital enterprise, said in a statement. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.”
NBCUniversal’s new streaming service will reportedly be free to subscribers of its parent company, Comcast, as well as subscribers of other TV services such as Charter, AT&T and Dish. The service, which will have ads, will also be available to other viewers for a fee of about $12 a month.