Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Could Be Looking for a New Home
This story has been updated to reflect a response from Crackle.
As Jerry Seinfeld’s contract with Crackle approaches its expiration date, the comedian is reportedly considering moving Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to another streaming platform.
Seinfeld’s show was first introduced on Sony’s Crackle in 2012, with its ninth season scheduled to premiere sometime in the next few months. The New York Times reports that it could be the last season of the show to air on Crackle as Seinfeld is supposedly in talks with other streaming services, including Netflix (NFLX) and Hulu.
If Seinfeld partners up with another streaming service, it could go one of two ways: First, all existing episodes could be sold to another platform for distribution while new episodes continue to show on Crackle. The second option is to remove the show from Crackle completely and debut new episodes elsewhere.
Sony told the Times that the 53 episodes of Comedians and Cars Getting Coffee have been streamed upwards of 100 million times, helping the platform gain popularity. True to its title, the show follows Jerry Seinfeld as he picks up his guests in a vintage car he selects especially for them and we simply watch the two comedians have a conversation over a cup of coffee. The show has featured comedic greats like Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., and John Oliver.
If Seinfeld does end up partnering with another streaming service, it could be bad news for Crackle considering Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is its most-watched show. Sony, however, will continue to profit off of the series since it maintains a production role.
When Fortune reached out to Crackle for a comment a spokesperson replied, “Comedians in Cars has been a great part of Crackle’s programming line-up for years and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Jerry Seinfeld.”