Jerry Seinfeld signs exclusive production mega deal with Netflix

Jerry Seinfeld, the creator of iconic '90s comedy Seinfeld, has signed a new deal with Netflix which will see him produce exclusively for the streaming channel

Hugely popular US comedian Jerry Seinfeld has signed an exclusive contract with Netflix to produce a range of new programmes including two all new stand-up shows.

As well, Seinfeld will produce 24 new episodes of his series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which features him joining friends for a cup of coffee and a drive in a classic car, sharing stories along the way, and also show 59 previous episodes, which were broadcast elsewhere.

Seinfeld will help develop scripted and non-scripted comedy programming for Netflix, with additional elements of the deal to be announced later.

Seinfeld 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.”

Chief Content Officer at Netflix Ted Sarandos commented: “Jerry is known the world over as both a great TV innovator and beloved comic voice. We are incredibly proud to welcome him to the Netflix comedy family.”