Executives over at Netflix are looking to fill a Grand Tour sized hole in their current motoring lineup, and have turned to none other than Jerry Seinfeld to help take the fight to Amazon Prime’s new £160-million show. Seinfeld’s long-running Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will now be exclusive to Netflix – and will become the streaming giant’s first original automotive programme.
Speaking of the deal, Seinfeld has said “When I first started thinking about ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,’ the entire Netflix business model consisted of mailing out DVDs in envelopes. I love that we are now joining together, both at very different points. I am also very excited to be working with Ted Sarandos at Netflix, a guy and a place that not only have the same enthusiasm for the art of stand up comedy as I do, but the most amazing technology platform to deliver it in a way that has never existed before. I am really quite charged up to be moving there.”
The move may not come as a surprise to some, as Netflix has been collecting a broad base of stand-up comedians to add to its list of original shows, and having Jerry Seinfeld’s car show to go with it will attract a multitude of viewers.
That’s gold Jerry! Gold!