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Netflix tipped to take Seinfeld

seinfeld_1Netflix is in talks to acquire classic comedy series Seinfeld, according to its creator and star Jerry Seinfeld.

The comic told fans on a live web chat that discussions are taking place with Netflix, with a view to the streaming service landing the hit show, which ran for nine seasons on broadcast net NBC, ending in 1998.

In response to a question from a fan asking whether the series would be made available through Netflix, Seinfeld responded: “You are a very smart and progressive person. These conversations are presently taking place.”

Seinfeld was produced by Warner Bros.-owned Castle Rock Entertainment for NBC and is distributed by Sony Pictures Television.