Sony Pictures TV looking new streaming platform for former NBC series Community to cash out in the market.
Netflix, Sony, and AMC are all in the running to launch a streaming service with former NBC shows, which is a major shake-up from the studios. Netflix is looking at NBC’s series, as well as the “Breaking Bad” and “The Walking Dead” franchises for a possible launch. According to Deadline reports, Sony Pictures Television wants to cash out from their Dan Harmon-created series. Also, Sony has streaming deals soon for shows such as Seinfeld.
Community Could Come to Netflix in 2021
This series global rights to all six seasons, which release on NBC from 2009, before moving to Yahoo! Screen, are available from May 2021. The series, which is based on Harmon’s own experience at community college, currently the show is available for streaming on Hulu in the U.S. And on Amazon and Netflix internationally.
However, Community stars Alison Brie, Donald Glover, John Oliver, Joel McHale, Ken Jeong, Jonathan Banks, Gillian Jacobs, and Chevy Chase.
HBO Max recently took the rights to stream The Big Bang Theory in spring 2020. While the WarnerMedia service is thought to have paid around $425M for Friends and NBCUniversal paid north of $500M for The Office. Maybe Netflix or maybe another streaming platform won the rights of Community over the coming months.