“Friends” will be there for you…just not on Netflix.
The iconic ‘90s sitcom, along with a number of “crown jewels” are expected to disappear from Netflix soon as WarnerMedia launches its own streaming service.
“Sharing destination assets like that, it’s not a good model to share,” Kevin Reilly, the head of content, said Monday at the Television Critics Association panel. “They should be exclusive to the service.”
Netflix recently caused a panic when it announced that “Friends” would be leaving its service at the end of 2018, but saved it when it forked over $100 million to keep the show around the 2019.
Reilly didn’t name any other series he’s likely to evacuate from their current homes, but CBS’ hit “Big Bang Theory,” which is currently in its 12th and final season, is an easy guess.
CW shows like “Riverdale,” “Arrow” and “The Flash” are only under contract with Netflix through this spring, according to TVLine.
“We’re very interested in putting that on our platform,” Reilly said.