Do we have to say goodbye Monica, Rachel, Chandler, Ross, Phoebe, and Joey? Say it ain’t so!
Netflix buyers and Close friends admirers freaked around the weekend — Sunday night time and Monday morning, specially — when they weren’t in a position to obtain the beloved NBC comedy collection on the streaming system.
Not to mention, an expiration day popped up indicating that Close friends would be not be offered beginning January 1, 2019. Just after a handful of several hours of this “mistake,” the date was eliminated and buyers could binge at their viewing enjoyment.
This comes right as the streamer also suffered yet another “leak,” unintentionally revealing the alleged premiere day for the new time of Black Mirror. So is this a indicator that they’re about to announce the finish of the sitcom’s time on the platform?
Netflix’s chief material officer, Ted Sarandos, tackled the drama Monday, telling The Hollywood Reporter that Friends‘ “departure is a rumor.” And it’s a superior matter, since folks took social media to air their annoyance.
THE ONLY Rationale I HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH NETFLIX IS TO REWATCH Buddies. WHY @netflix ARE YOU HURTING US.
— Hayley Kiyoko (@HayleyKiyoko) December 3, 2018
Netflix is actually removing Good friends on January 1st and the only cause I have an account is to rewatch the exact episodes of the clearly show each time I’m bored so I guess it is time to cancel my subscription
— sai (@Saisailu97) December 3, 2018
I’m canceling #Netflix if they take away friends
— Kristan (@HereisKristan) December 3, 2018
Me @ netflix when i discovered out they are using buddies off pic.twitter.com/PZr1XbNBcu
— emma (@emmacoy_) December 2, 2018
But we’re not particularly out of the woods. THR also notes that brief mishap could be aspect of the ongoing negotiations Netflix is acquiring with Warner Bros. mum or dad organization WarnerMedia because WarnerMedia is launching its individual streaming assistance in late 2019, and in all probability will get Close friends with it.
“Content material like Buddies is very likely to disappear from Netflix in 2019 as WarnerMedia launches its very own SVOD assistance,” said BTIG analyst Abundant Greenfield.
Close friends with its Central Perk pals commenced streaming on Netflix on January 1, 2015.