The sadness is real for Netflix lovers! “Friends” a TV series that has a special place in our hearts and no matter how many times we watch it, we still enjoy it like the first time we saw it.
But with a very heavy heart, I am here to confirm that Friends is leaving Netflix. This Marta Kauffman and David Crane’s mega-hit show ruled the entertainment channels from 1994 to 2004.
In recent times, Netflix is the only place where you can binge all 236 episodes of Friends. However, things are going to change.
The Wall Street Journal, in their report, revealed the Netflix struggle to keep hold of its most famous exports like “Friends” and “The Office.”
The report confirmed that NBC had already started the process regarding cutting down “The Office” from Netflix.
Furthermore, the current contract expires in 2021, and with NBC Universal launching its own service to rival Netflix, it sadly means The Office and Friends are waving goodbye to the streaming giant. However, you can still watch NBC Online and enjoy these shows.
Where Can You Watch “Friends” in Future?
According to Warner Media Group press release, HBO Max is the place where you can watch your both favorite shows in the future.
However, the streaming service will be available in 2020 with the plan to snatch Netflix subscribers.
HBO Max is also taking over all of The CW’s shows, meaning the likes of Batwoman and Katy Keen won’t return to Netflix after their season finales.
Netflix twitted this devastating news on 9th July by stating, “Thanks for the memories, gang”
The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye.
We’re sorry to see Friends go to Warner’s streaming service at the beginning of 2020 (in The US). Thanks for the memories, gang ☕
— Netflix US (@netflix) July 9, 2019
Fans Reactions on Twitter
Hopefully you’re just on a break! pic.twitter.com/Hj78PDns3c
— Derek Peth (@PethDerek) July 9, 2019
— Del (@2NE1Infinity) July 9, 2019
— Mark Taylor (@MarkTaylorNBC4) July 9, 2019
— BuffLlama (@JayDizzyD) July 9, 2019
I swear to god and everything holy if you get rid of friends and the office you can kiss my $12 a month goodbye. The ball is in your court pic.twitter.com/VU675AD7nA
— Max (@montana_max29) July 9, 2019
Robert Greenblatt, chairman, WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer, solemnly declared:
“HBO Max will bring together the diverse riches of WarnerMedia to create programming and user experiences not seen before in a streaming platform. HBO’s world-class programming leads the way, the quality of which will be the guiding principle for our new array of Max Originals, our exciting acquisitions, and the very best of the Warner Bros. libraries, starting with the phenomenon that is ‘Friends,’”
The Office is actually Netflix’s most popular show, with Friends coming in second place. Well, at least we have Stranger Things…for now!