Jerry Seinfeld closed a deal with Netflix to premiere on the streaming platform new episodes of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” later this year.
As part of the agreement, Seinfeld will also film two, all-new stand-up shows exclusively for Netflix members globally, and will help develop scripted and non-scripted comedy programming for the service.
The new season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” will have 24 episodes. The previous seasons, which included the participation of Barack Obama, Larry David, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tina Fey, among other guests, will also become available on Netflix. The show first debuted on Sony’s streaming platform Crackle in 2012.
“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.