Jerry Seinfeld is set to call Netflix home in a big new deal.
The comedian, creator, producer, writer and actor has signed a multi-faceted production deal with the streaming giant, a deal that will see him take new episodes of his non-scripted comedy series Comedians in Cars to the network and craft two new Netflix-exclusive stand-up shows.
“Jerry is known the world over as both a great TV innovator and beloved comic voice,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “We are incredibly proud to welcome him to the Netflix comedy family.”
Seinfeld added: “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.”
This pact, which one can assume is worth quite the mint, will also find Seinfeld helping to develop scripted and non-scripted comedy programming for Netflix, with additional elements of the deal to be announced later.
There are 24 new episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee on the way, set to premiere in installments globally on Netflix starting later this year. The series is expected to continue in 2018 and beyond. 59 existing episodes will also be taken to Netflix.