Before Julia Louis-Dreyfus became vice-president in Veep, she was part of a popular American sitcom in the ‘90s. From 1989 to 1998, she joined legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld in a show you might have heard about: Seinfeld.
Well, the iconic series is coming to Netflix! Yes, the content streaming giant released a two-minute “official trailer” of the iconic series, describing it as “this fall’s hottest new show” and boasting of its 180-episode premiere.
Netflix struck a five-year licensing deal with Sony Pictures Television when it acquired streaming rights to the show in September 2019 as part of its bid to get popular network sitcoms with enduring appeal. Two years later, fans will finally get to watch it on Netflix. It’s about time, right?
In case you’re not up to speed, the 10-time Emmy award-winning series is about a group of friends living in New York City. Known lovingly as “the show about nothing,” the series starred Seinfeld as Jerry, Jason Alexander as George, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine, and Michael Richards as Kramer. It was created by comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.
“Larry and I are enormously grateful to Netflix for taking this chance on us. It takes a lot of guts to trust two schmucks who literally had zero experience in television when we made this thing,” Seinfeld said in a tongue-in-cheek statement.
“We really got carried away, I guess. I didn’t realize we made so many of them. Hope to recoup god knows how many millions it must have taken to do. But worth all the work if people like it. Crazy project,” he added.
Seinfeld is slated to drop worldwide on October 1. If you’re a fan of the show, it’s a great trip down memory lane. In case you’re part of the younger crowd, you’ll finally understand what the fuss is about. Either way, it’s time to schedule your binging sessions.
Art Daniella Sison