From the first episode till the last, F.R.I.E.N.D.S has been the show we all needed. Though the series went off-air a long time back, it has always been one of the most preferred shows over the world, the people who grew up watching it still seem to love it more than any other shows. But, Netflix just announced something really sad for the fans, and yes, it is even sadder than Rachel and Ross going “on a break”.
Netflix just announced that F.R.I.E.N.D.S will no longer be available on it from 2020, and fans are heartbroken.
The rumors about the popular show no longer being available online on Netflix has been speculating from the starting of the year.
Fans were taken aback by this and actually wanted Netflix to prove the rumors wrong.
But, the rumors of Netflix taking down the show were quashed when it officially announced that the show would run all through 2019.
Sadly, the latter part was true, On Tuesday, July 10, Netflix put up a tweet making it an official statement that the sitcom will no more be available on it starting from January 1, 2020.
The reason for this is the Warner’s Streaming service has acquired the rights to run the show in its new channel, HBO MAX.
Netflix had originally paid $118 million dollars to acquire the streaming service in 2015. But, owing to its popularity, the Warner Bros. agreed to shell out an even bigger sum, a whopping, $425 million dollars. It has received five-year exclusive rights to the show and is planning to launch it in its new channel HBO Max in 2020.
The channel is to host many of the popular shows like The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Pretty Little Liars and many more of the CW shows. Reese Witherspoon’s production, Hello Sunshine will also produce at least two movies on this new channel.
Although we are sad to say goodbye to our favorite show on Netflix, you can always subscribe to the new channel HBO MAX and enjoy watching the F.R.I.E.N.D.S!