If you grew up in the late ’90s and early 2000’s then you remember Friends. The epic TV series that ran for 10 years from 1994 to 2004. The Monica and Chandler romance? The Joey “How you doin’?” And off course the famous “We were on a break!” dilemma between Ross & Rachel! All hearts in the world broke when the last episode of Friends aired after 10 successful years. Even the though the series ended 14 years ago, people are still watching the reruns. It’s such a great show that you can’t help but reminiscent in the past while watching Friends.
Netflix announces that friends will no longer be available in 2019
Although most networks have stopped showing reruns of the series, Netflix has been loyal and makes the series available to stream on their platform. That’s why when earlier this month Netflix announced that they would not be renewing Friends in 2019, fans everywhere spoke up. In fact, it was such a fiasco that just a few days later, Netflix confirmed that they would be keeping the series for another year. If ever a voice was heard it was during that time.
an expensive decision to please friends fans everywhere
But everything comes with a price. And for Netflix, that price was $100 million to be exact. Netflix will reportedly pay approximately $100 million to continue airing the show from its owner, WarnerMedia. That’s more then triple what they were already paying. In case you forgot, in 2015 Netflix agreed to pay $30 million a year to get all 236 episodes of Friends. That original contract was expected to expire by the end of the year 2018. But when news broke out on their main page that Friends would no longer air in 2019, we all know how that turned out. So $100 million later, Netflix will be keeping the popular show for another year.
We only hope that this decision won’t cause the company to go bankrupt or make their monthly fees go up.