Following Netflix’s success in the streaming market, increasing number of studios are planning on launching their own platform in the coming years. As a result, the streaming giant is set to lose licenses of shows in near future. For instance, we already know that a number of Disney owned properties will disappear from Netflix as the studio is set to launch Disney+ later this year. And now, Netflix has revealed that a popular NBC show The Office will also leave the streaming platform in 2021.
Although the show came to a close back in 2013, The Office remains to be one of the most popular series Netflix. However, as NBC is planning on launching its own streaming network, the company has decided that it won’t be renewing the contract which runs until end of 2020. As a result, Netflix subscribers have until January 2021 to stream the show on the platform.
Netflix turned to Twitter to announce the news as the company wrote, “We’re sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021.”
We’re sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform — but members can binge watch the show to their hearts’ content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021
— Netflix US (@netflix) June 25, 2019
While we will have to wait to find out if NBC’s streaming venture becomes a successful one, the good news is that viewers on Netflix still have plenty of time to re-run the show that premiered way back in 2005 but remains to be one of the most popular sitcoms of all-time.