The Holiday Armadillo has granted Canadians the greatest wish of all: Friends will still be there for you until 2020. There's a high likelihood of the show leaving Netflix for this new home much the same way Disney's upcoming streaming service Disney+ led to the recent cancellation by Netflix of its three Marvel series Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Daredevil.
Could we BE any more happy?
With winter in full swing in Canada, there's no better time to curl up and start re-watching all ten seasons for the 50th time.
For all the talk of Netflix being able to survive mostly on the strength of its original content, there was certainly a significant amount of uproar yesterday when it looked like Friends was leaving the streaming service's library.
Anyway, you have until January 1st to rewatch any Friends episodes on Netflix before the show makes its PIVOT to points unknown.
However, an executive with links to the Friends contract tells USA Today the show will continue to be available next year. Netflix made the announcement Monday following social media backlash from dedicated fans who spotted an expiration date suggesting that the NBC hit from the 90s would only be available until the end of this year. The untitled streaming platform is pegged to launch at the end of 2019. After fans went insane (and even started a petition to keep the show on the platform), Netflix made everyone's Christmas wish come true, courtesy of a Ross Geller meme. But given the growing competition in streaming-Apple is also getting into the game, and Netflix and Amazon are upping their content spending-it's curious that WarnerMedia doesn't want to differentiate itself more emphatically with TV shows and movies that can only be seen in one place.