Nooooo! ‘The Office’ Is Leaving Netflix in 2021
Better indulge in as many “That’s what she said” jokes as possible now, because The Office’s days are numbered on Netflix.
Yesterday, the streaming service confirmed that the popular sitcom will be leaving Netflix in 2021 and moving to NBC’s new streaming platform. The company announced the sad news on Twitter and encouraged fans to binge-watch all nine seasons before it’s too late.
We're sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform ? but members can binge watch the show to their hearts' content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021? Netflix US (@netflix) June 25, 2019
While we still have 18 months before The Office and Netflix officially part ways, we’d be lying if we said we aren’t a little bummed. Nevertheless, according to Universal Television president Pearlena Igbokwe, NBC couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome the Dunder Mifflin gang to its new home.
“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,” she said in a statement.
The Office originally premiered on NBC in 2005 and ran for nine successful seasons until airing its final episode in 2013. The series starred Steve Carell (Michael Scott), Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute), John Krasinski (Jim Halpert), Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly), Mindy Kaling (Kelly Kapoor), Ed Helms (Andy Bernard) and B.J. Novak (Ryan Howard).
When 2021 rolls around, we’ll definitely be taking a page from the Michael Scott playbook: “Oh, my God. OK, it’s happening. Everybody stay calm!”