” 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.
’ 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