Parks and Rec starring Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari is leaving Netflix like The Office.
If you’re going to continue binge-watching Parks and Rec on a streaming service, you’re going to need access to the upcoming NBC streaming service, known as Peacock.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Parks and Rec is also going to be leaving Netflix and moving to Peacock, which has to be the weirdest name of all these streaming services.
Don’t worry, though, Parks and Rec is not leaving Netflix anytime soon. According to the report, the show will be moving to Peacock in October 2020, so you have plenty of time to watch the series on Netflix before it leaves the streaming service.
This move should be no surprise for those who have been following the recent trend in TV during the streaming era. THR is reporting NBC paid a lot of money for the streaming rights to the series, and Peacock will be the exclusive streamer for the series created by Michael Schur, who also created The Good Place.
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With NBC spending billions on its new streaming service, it needs to bring back all its popular content to reach established fanbases. The Office and Parks and Rec are two of the most popular comedies of the 2000s, and I’m sure they will be some of the most popular shows on Peacock when they are available to stream.
I’m curious if that will be enough, though. Are these shows enough to carry a streaming service? I don’t know. Clearly, the shows are super popular on Netflix, but are they what makes Netflix popular? Or, is Netflix what helps makes those shows remain popular?
I’m leaning toward the latter, which means that NBC is going to have to do a lot of work to get would-be Netflix subscribers to move to Peacock or get both streaming services.
Like Parks and Rec, The Office, and Friends, we know there are a lot of shows leaving Netflix and moving to all these different streaming services in the next few years. Netflix was able to lock in a deal for the rights to Seinfeld, so that’s big deal, but there’s going to be more big shows to leave the streaming service, at least for a short period of time.
Stay tuned for more information about new shows coming to and leaving Netflix in the future.