Everyone’s favorite 1994 sitcom series finally parts ways with Netflix. Friends will leave Netflix in January 2020. The famous sitcom revolving around six friends, Monica, Chandler, Pheobe, Ross, and Rachael ran from 1994 to 2004; coming to an end in 2005. The careers of David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Courtney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, and Matt LeBlanc skyrocketed after the series ended.
The actors received numerous movie and show offers from the top directors around the world. However, the fans still recognize them from their roles on Friends. The show narrated the lives of the six friends in the city of New York. Navigating relationships, love, and friendships, the show was rated the highest sitcom by IMDB, Forbes and the general public. To this day, after 14 years, fans still love the show. Millions of fan pages have emerged on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, which still cover the lives of the actors and post clips from the show. The fans were excited when Netflix finally announced that it will be streaming the show. In 2018 Friends accounted for 4.13 percent of the total views that Netflix got. Friends generated millions of dollars for the streaming service.
What’s Next for Friends?
The saddening news recently arrived via Twitter when Netflix tweeted that they will be removing Friends from the platform, and thanked the gang for the incredible memories. WarnerMedia- which owns the rights to Friends announced that the show will be available to stream on their new platform, HBO Max. While the news might be saddening for Netflix users, some of which only pay their subscription to watch Friends; it gave a sigh of relief to the general public by providing them a source to still stream their favorite sitcom. Netflix last year reversed its decision to cancel the show after the backlash from the viewers, however, it is highly unlikely that the platform will do so again.