Comcast Corp’s NBC Universal will take away the comedy series, The Office from Netflix in the United States in January 2021.
This is such a sad news for the series fans!
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
The viewers will be able to watch The Office at NBC’s own streaming platform.”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,” Said the Chairman of NBCUniversal’s direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.” He further said.
The series was once streamed for more than 52 billion minutes in 2018, twice as many as the next-viewed program, NBCU said.
Netflix has not publicly released viewership information for The Office, which ran for 9 seasons on the NBC broadcast network from 2005 to 2013 and generated 200 episodes.
The series used to be an American remake of a British comedy and starred Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski and others.