Fans are convinced 'Friends' is leaving Netflix in January 2019
3 December 2018, 17:05
"Ummmm Friends can’t leave Netflix on January 1 I’m SUING"
Is Friends leaving Netflix in 2019? It appears that Friends may not have much longer on the streaming platform and fans are reacting to the revelation with a mix of devastation and despair.
Fans believe the show will be removed from the streaming platform because of a note on the show's Netflix landing page which reads "available until 01/01/2019". This leaves just under a month for fans to race through the series if they have not seen all 10 seasons in their entirety.
Friends is, of course, not a Netflix original and WarnerMedia's planned foray into streaming likely means more favourites could exit stage left from the platform.
Fans were unimpressed by the planned removal of Friends, already hailing it as a bad start to 2019.
I just found out that friends is leaving netflix january 1st. this is an outrage. pic.twitter.com/JPcfPSpUPQ— grace gibbs (@gracegibbs22) December 2, 2018
Ummmm Friends can’t leave Netflix on January 1 I’m SUING— Brie 💋🐍🌈 (@Brielynn13) December 2, 2018
Friends is leaving @netflix on January 1st. Just cancel the whole year. 2019 is gonna be trash.— _valewie (@vee_marie11) December 2, 2018
me finding out that Friends is getting taken off on netflix pic.twitter.com/obCbwDdOlz— nicole (@anistonily) December 2, 2018
NETFLIX IS TAKING ‘FRIENDS’ OFF IN 2019 IMMA THROW HANDS— Sav (@_savannaheclark) December 2, 2018
netflix really has the audacity to remove friends january 1st.. excuse me while i cancel my subscription pic.twitter.com/afBMqYCwwJ— brooke (@brrroooklyyyn) December 3, 2018
FRIENDS IS LEAVING NETFLIX ON JANUARY 1ST.— •Katie (@katietheasian1) December 2, 2018
In other news, I will be canceling my Netflix subscription on January 1st.
Friends is one of the most expensive shows the platform currently licenses. At $118 million for 10 seasons, keeping Friends on the platform is quite a financial undertaking.
Despair not Friends fans. It does not appear the show is going anywhere before the new year, so fans will still get to spend the holidays with their favourite New Yorkers.
Meanwhile, Netflix cancelled Marvel's Daredevil last week after just three seasons, telling Deadline that they were "tremendously proud of the show’s last and final season".
Here's to Netflix keeping viewers on their toes.