", "Arriving in the wake of Marvel’s Black Panther, the film highlights the links between the saga of the real-life Agoji women, who fought in the former Kingdom of Dahomey (located in modern-day Benin), and the all-women comic-book world protectors known as Dora Milaje. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Netflix to bring this beloved series to current fans and new audiences around the globe.”. Derry Girls, returning for a triumphant and exuberant second run, proves that humour, dark or otherwise, can be quarried from even the most unlikely of locations. ", "The Road to Brexit is easily the best thing to emerge from the whole brexit imbroglio. ", "Despite the strength of its ensemble cast, Succession is a feat of writing above all. the fact it gives us an intergalactic eccentric in a big flappy overcoat shouting at Daleks – this is a New Year treat that more than delivers”, “Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland is a meandering look back over his life, career, and national identity – a “Proustian wander through Scotland”. ", "Criminal uses its small canvas to ask big questions. ", "The footage is glorious, especially the side-on tracking shots of the birds and the hunting, where it is as if the cameramen were able to set up a rail along the ocean. Hulu to Stream ‘Seinfeld’ Reruns in Deal With Sony A scene from “Seinfeld,” starring, from left, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jerry Seinfeld, Michael Richards and Jason Alexander. Well, yer man’s wrong, as they might say. Internationally, it is streaming on Amazon in a number of territories; that will all be consolidated on Netflix under the new deal. 'Seinfeld' currently streams in the U.S. on Hulu. Four single friends -- comic Jerry Seinfeld, bungling George Costanza, frustrated working gal Elaine Benes and eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer -- deal… Four single friends -- comic Jerry Seinfeld, bungling George Costanza, frustrated working gal Elaine Benes and eccentric neighbor Cosmo Kramer -- deal… Sign In Seinfeld. Although it is ostensibly a business show, you won’t learn much about the minutiae of media deals by watching it. The best compliment to Waller-Bridge and her cast is that they find fresh clothes in which to dress these ancient monsters. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. The show about nothing has found its new streaming home. Rather than overcrowded west London, his takes place in Glyngolau, a fictional run-down town in Wales. ", "At last, an answer to the question, what could be more fabulous than Helen Mirren playing The Queen? She has a face – and a set of elastic expressions – that feels both well-suited to a period piece (as first displayed in her Oscar-nominated role in True Grit in 2010), and resolutely out of place in it. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Viv Rook makes Ann Widdecombe look like, well, Emma Thompson at an Extinction Rebellion sit-in. Modern Love is adapted from a New York Times column (it also spawned a hit podcast) and is as much a valentine to a fantasia vision of Manhattan as it is a dissection of the human heart. ', "Years and Years, then, is favoured by some wit, a cornucopia of fab talent and promising characters. All nine seasons of Seinfeld are currently available on Hulu as the result of a deal struck in 2015. Hulu is one of the most affordable streaming solutions, with its least expensive tier clocking in at only $5.99 a month. ", "It is sometimes remarked that the Troubles in Northern Ireland make for an unpromising backdrop for a sitcom about adolescent kids. There are few actors you could trust with so much screen time, especially with such a pared back and naturalistic script. Hulu also made a deal in February to stream reruns of more than 300 episodes of the long-running CBS crime drama “CSI.” Despite the Hulu deal, “Seinfeld… ", "In Kathy Burke’s All Women on Channel 4, the unapologetic, effing-and-blinding, salt-of-the-earth actor meets lots of different women – from nuns to reality stars – to understand what it means to be a member of the fairer sex, so to speak, in 2019. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. — Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) July 1, 2019 No more streaming ‘Seinfeld’ past 2021 for you! That left Netflix as the most likely candidate. Not only that, but, after a few moments of blind terrified panic about a suicide bombing, they eventually adopt him like he’s stray cat that’s just wandered in. I’m glad Catastrophe died happy. ", "Watching Seven Worlds, One Planet, it’s hard to know what to worry about most: the future of wildlife – catastrophically imperilled by our fondness for fossil fuels, long-haul travel and convenience food – or Attenborough himself, now 93 and one of the few people that the world will listen to about the impending apocalypse. The sitcom is said to have done OK on the Disney-owned platform though nowhere near the performance of Friends or The Office on Netflix. Copyright © 2021 Penske Business Media, LLC. However, after shelling $425 million  for Friends and getting ready to write a giant check for The Big Bang Theory (and possibly  Two and a Half Men), which is expected to cross the $1 billion mark, industry sources speculated that the company may be tapped out for the moment or at least preoccupied until they can close a deal for Big Bang.. Hulu was not expected to step up in a major way to keep Seinfeld. This is the first time Seinfeld will be available on Netflix and the first time that all 180 episodes will be on one service globally and in 4K. The writers, led by the creator Jesse Armstrong, who also gave us Peep Show, weave just-about-plausible and sympathetic characters from a web of insults and backstabbing, and tight editing and camerawork ratchets up tension from a slow-moving plot. Hulu, which will start streaming "Seinfeld" in June, said it will be showing the original, and not syndicated, version of the series' episodes. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. The 1990s sitcom is tied up until 2021 in its exclusive SVOD deal at Hulu. At an advertising conference in New York, the company has revealed that it has won the exclusive streaming rights to Seinfeld. No man working in Britain today can drink a pint with more pathos. Attenborough’s last big BBC series, Dynasties, won almost unbearable amount of emotional resonance through its focus on animal families. Polastri, by contrast, is frayed around the edges, a terrible wife to her husband Nico (Owen McDonnell) and an even worse intelligence agent to her boss Carolyn Martens (Fiona Shaw). Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, but word is that the license fee fetched by Seinfeld is north of $700,000 per episode for a total in the neighborhood of $130 million. ", "Top Boy can be bleak and violent, with dialogue so naturalistic that it verges on the impenetrable, but in telling stories that rarely get heard, it asks us to think differently about the city we live in. ", "As the series develops, it’s clearer than ever that Eve and Villanelle are more similar than they are different. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Hulu signs $160m deal to air ‘Seinfeld’ The show about nothing will be available to the digital service’s subscribers in June By TOI staff 30 April 2015, 10:44 pm 1 Edit Hulu is paying $130 million for the right to run Seinfeld for six years. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Sources note it's a multiyear deal, though just how many years is being kept under wraps. ", "Joseph is almost never out of shot, whether seen from afar, contemplating a bottle of strong cider in a playground, or in visceral close-up, clutching his doner to his face. Netflix will be the streaming home for all 180 episodes of the TV classic, 'Seinfeld,' starting in 2021. There reportedly was no asking price that the distribution company was floating but they were said to be targeting a deal of a size similar to that for fellow 1990s Must See TV tentpole Friends in the red-hot marketplace. Amazon distributes the series internationally. ", "Sarah Phelps’s adaptation of crime writer Tana French’s novels finds two detectives trying to solve the murder of a young girl, with plenty of twists and turns. ", "Season three's knuckle-whitening finale is far less disappointing than the last. In 2015, Hulu reached an agreement with “Seinfeld” distributor Sony Pictures Television, a unit of Sony Corp., for U.S. rights to the show for six years valued at … Netflix also was able to bid higher because it takes worldwide rights vs. domestic only for most of the other streaming platforms that are in the off-network business, which don’t have international footprint yet. Hulu currently controls the domestic streaming rights to “Seinfeld,” with that deal set to expire in 2021. ", "Hailee Steinfeld is perfectly cast. The dominant one as we continue our quest into the 2030s and beyond, will be Vivienne, or Viv, Rook, played brilliantly by Emma Thompson. Like the species on whose behalf he speaks, his continued existence is vital for us all. Hulu paid $150 million for the U.S. rights to the series back in 2016, while Amazon Prime currently have rights around the world. ", "The writer Jack Thorne says his latest four-part drama, which explores the aftermath of a disaster on a small community, was shaped by the Grenfell Tower fire. After losing The Office and Friends, Netflix has stepped up to secure the SVOD rights to another classic NBC comedy series. Hulu said to announce licensing deal that would allow streaming rights for every episode of Seinfeld. Most spectacular of all is the sequence of a glacier collapsing into the ocean, where 75m tons of ice being sloughed off in less than 20-minutes. Available on iTunes, Hulu Four single … All Rights reserved. Its key dynamic, between father and children, means that it is limited in the amount that can actually happen without risking the magic. While I hear other streamers, including HBO Max, Hulu and NBCU, whose network NBC aired Seinfeld originally, submitted bids, Netflix’s offer was the one to beat. The point is not what it is, exactly, but what it represents: 1,000 new jobs and a rare moment of economic optimism for families who have forgotten what hope feels like. As Deadline reported last month, Sony Pictures Television this summer had taken out Seinfeld, which the studio distributes. ", "Plausibility is a spectrum; Bodyguard became ridiculous but Line of Duty stays just the right side, and as usual there is more plot in an hour than in whole series of other programmes. But at times Our Planet feels a little unfocused. Our Planet is more of a greatest-hits parade, with overblown orchestral soundtrack and ponderous intonation. The series is currently available on Hulu, but will move to Netflix when the deal expires in 2021. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. It’s all on Hulu. ", "A tremendously sad, strange story then, and just as unfathomable today. Dando’s friends, family and the producer and director of the film have made a fitting and balanced tribute to her, something she deserves. It’s exhausting work, policing the police. ", "Timely, bleak, intelligent and compelling, Chernobyl is a triumph of a disaster. The shadowy government forces are elected; the organised crime gangs are fuelled by the drug trade. — starting in 2021 pic.twitter.com/tLvcCKH4vl, — Netflix US (@netflix) September 16, 2019. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that HBO Max had paid $425m (£342m) to feature Friends on its platform for five years. Seinfeld made its streaming debut with the Hulu deal. The announcement came on Monday when Netflix announced on Twitter: “All 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning Seinfeld are coming to Netflix – worldwide! As expected, WarnerMedia reportedly plans to remove SEINFELD from Hulu as soon as the original deal expires, so the WarnerMedia streaming service will, eventually, become its exclusive home. In the Emmy award-winning "Seinfeld," Jerry Seinfeld provides a hysterical look at life as a single adult in the '90s. Start your free trial to watch Seinfeld and other popular TV shows and movies including new releases, classics, Hulu Originals, and more. It's a big deal … Streaming giant Netflix said Monday it had acquired the global rights to popular American sitcom "Seinfeld" from 2021. Or Alayned, perhaps.”, "Michael Jackson has long looked like a burning tire yard. “We can’t wait to welcome Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer to their new global home on Netflix.”. Better costumes, too. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. ", "A touching tribute to a flawed reality TV star. ", "In a TV world where too often we are encouraged to see the Nazis as warm and cuddly real people with emotions, it’s refreshing that they are here relegated back to pure baddies, strafing cafes, shooting surrendering fathers and generally being Nazi-ish about things. It wasn’t immediately clear how much Netflix had agreed to pay for the Seinfeld catalogue. First time around she was toying with a more worthy adversary, but why now? The streamer, which had emerged as the main contender for the Seinfeld library, has struck a deal with distributor Sony Pictures Television to become the global exclusive streaming home for the entire Seinfeld collection beginning in 2021, when the series’ domestic pact with Hulu expires, for five years. That way we grow intrigued, and we care. HBO Max was considered an obvious choice as Seinfeld is owned by Warner Bros. via Castle Rock, as is the series’ current cable network home, TBS. ", 'Good Omens is a hugely enjoyable, imaginative premiere, as close to Pratchett’s vision as anyone could have dared dream. Seinfeld made its streaming debut with the Hulu deal. ", "So here we have an intriguing, but rather flawed sort of Big Brother thriller set in our contemporary world of digital snooping, near constant surveillance and (a topical touch) widespread use of facial recognition technology. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. The deal comes on ... ‘South Park’ Close to $500 Million Streaming Deal Festivus: The alternative Christmas holiday from US sitcom Seinfeld, “As a slightly cheesy reminder of what we love about Doctor Who – i.e. The script is still tight and the jokes are still there, as are Villanelle’s accents, outfits and abrupt killings, but without the will-they/won’t-they energy of the initial plot, it is harder to care. 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