A new American comedy series is coming soon. This will decide where the series streams starting in May 2021. Netflix has various relationships with members of the cast which we’ll take you through below.
Netflix will soon lose two major sitcoms. Friends is leaving Netflix in January 2020, and The Office departs Netflix in January 2021. Netflix is replacing one of the sitcoms with Seinfeld 2021.
As Deadline reports, Community’s global streaming rights are set to be up for sale and Netflix could be in a prime position to bid for it. These rights will be available globally starting in May 2021.
It was aired on NBC in the beginning of 2010 and had a wild ride. However, it eventually made its way to the Yahoo streaming site. The six seasons were the first to be released. They launched the careers and fortunes of Alison Brie and Ken Jeong as well as Danny Pudi and Donald Glover.
The series can currently be viewed on Hulu, which coincidentally is also where Seinfeld is currently aired. Before moving to 4oD, Community was on Netflix in the United Kingdom.
Deadline reports that HBO Max has already invested significant amounts in this genre, picking up Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang Theory. Apple has yet to grab any library content.
Two reasons we believe Netflix is in the running are: They have an excellent working relationship with Sony TV, having recently acquired Seinfeld. The cast has many ties, and the service is in good standing.
Joel McHales' now defunct talk show featured a segment that included a mention of Community. The joke was that the film could be soon in the works.
Alison Brie is a regular in several Netflix series, with GLOW (and Bojack Horseman) being the most popular. Jim Rash worked on Beyond Stranger Things and Gillian Jacobs on Netflix’s Love.
In the next few weeks, we will find out who won Community's streaming rights. Are you hopeful that Netflix will win the streaming rights to Community? Comment below.