It’s strictly a finish of an era! Netflix reliable that Friends would make a depart from a renouned streaming use in 2020 — and fans are distant from OK with this change.
The streaming hulk done a proclamation on Tuesday, Jul 9. “The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye,” Netflix tweeted, referencing a stylization of a NBC series’ part titles. “We’re contemptible to see Friends go to Warner’s streaming use during a commencement of 2020 (in The US). Thanks for a memories, gang.”
The One Where We Have To Say Goodbye.
We’re contemptible to see Friends go to Warner’s streaming use during a commencement of 2020 (in The US). Thanks for a memories, squad ☕
— Netflix US (@netflix) Jul 9, 2019
News of a show’s exit sparked an cheer from fans opposite amicable media. One commenter suggested a detriment of a acclaimed sitcom, that ran on NBC from 1994 to 2004, is “continuing explanation [of] because @hulu is true winning we guys.” A second particular joked that this was “The One Where Netflix Loses it’s [sic] Members.” A Friends advocate even threatened to cancel their Netflix membership, tweeting: “I swear to God and all holy if we get absolved of friends and a bureau we can lick my $12 a month goodbye. The round is in your court.”
Another fan common a GIF of Matthew Perry’s Friends character, Chandler Bing, saying, “I was not prepared for this today.” Bachelorette alum Derek Peth, meanwhile, replied to Netflix’s twitter and teased that it is “hopefully … only on a break.” Peth’s twitter was accompanied by a GIF, featuring David Schwimmer as Ross Geller uttering a iconic line “We were on a break!” to Rachel Green, who was played by Jennifer Aniston.
Although Friends will bid adieu to Netflix in a entrance months, fans can shortly tide it on WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, HBO Max. The association pronounced in a press recover that HBO Max will underline “an considerable direct-to-consumer knowledge for everybody trimming from families with immature children to adults of all ages.”
Friends will join other dear series’ on HBO Max, such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Pretty Little Liars. Reese Witherspoon and Riverdale executive writer Greg Berlanti have also inked film prolongation deals with a new service, that is slated to entrance in a open of 2020.
HBO Max will additionally underline disdainful cinema and shows, including a Anna Kendrick-led regretful comedy series Love Life and a psychological thriller crack with Nicole Kidman, called The Undoing.
Before Netflix announced a sitcom’s 2020 depart on Tuesday, there were rumblings about a probability of a exit in 2018. However, a association reportedly paid WarnerMedia a whopping $100 million final Dec to keep a array for an additional year.
Friends is a second most-watched array on Netflix after a Steve Carell-led chronicle of The Office. Aniston, Schwimmer and Perry co-starred alongside Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Matt LeBlanc in a sitcom, that was nominated for 62 Emmys.
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