‘The Office’ to Leave Netflix After 2020, as NBCUniversal Announces Exclusive Streaming Rights

‘The Office’ to Leave Netflix After 2020, as NBCUniversal Announces Exclusive Streaming Rights
The Office” is leaving Netflix, officially, after 2020. Starting in 2021, the only destination to watch online will be via NBCUniversal’s yet unnamed streaming platform.

NBCUniversal made the announcement Tuesday afternoon, confirming the long-feared yet largely inevitable result. As more and more streaming services are announced, and more and more profits stem from demand for popular, pre-existing properties, it was only a matter of time before “The Office” moved to its producers’ streaming home.

“‘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,” Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises, said in statement to Variety. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.”

Netflix has been preparing for this eventuality. The streaming giant with more than 148 million worldwide subscribers
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