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The Office Is Leaving Netflix in 2021 For NBC’s Streaming Service

June 25, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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It’s official: NBC is taking The Office out of Netflix’s lineup starting in 2021. NBCUniversal announced on Tuesday that they have signed a five-year deal to air the iconic workplace comedy on their soon-to-launch service starting in January of 2021. Netflix confirmed the news as well, posting to Twitter:

The series will move to NBC’s service, which will be ad-supported and launch next year. The NBCUniversal service will be free to those who already pay for cable and be available for a subscription fee for those who don’t. An ad-free version will have an additional cost.

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 NBCUniversal Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises chairman Bonnie Hammer. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.”

Netflix is certainly none too pleased about the news, as a report from January revealed that the show remains one of the service’s most watched series.

The Office is one of our most prized series, and we are thrilled it has found an exciting new home where generation after generation will continue to discover and rediscover Michael Scott’s most cringe-worthy moments, Jim and Pam’s will-they-or-won’t-they, and the incredible quirky ensemble that makes each episode a masterclass in comedy,” said Universal Television president Pearlena Igbokwe.