The Office is moving to Peacock... and wants you to pay more after season two.
The Office has been one of Netflix's most successful acquisitions. It's constantly in their top 10 and has brought millions of new and old fans together. But when NBC/Universal launched their own streaming service, Peacock, they announced they would let Netflix's lease on the show expire.
Now, starting in 2021, The Office will move to Peacock.
Plans for Netflix start at $8.99, but most people subscribe to the $13.99 model. Both levels allow people to watch whatever they want, whenever they want it. Peacock is a little different. There's a free model that comes with commercials, another $4.99 model that still has commercials but allows you to access more, and a $9.99 model that has no commercials at all and allows you to access everything.
Peacock is going to let you stream The Office seasons one through two for free (with commercials), but if you want the rest of the show, you gotta pay for Peacock premium ($4.99 a month with ads or $9.99 a month with no ads).
Premium will also house The Office: Superfan Episodes which are extended additions of installments featuring never-before-seen content. And premium might house an Office reboot someday.
NBCU Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises Bonnie Hammer said in September 2019, “It is my hope and goal that we do an Office reboot. The Office comes back to us in January 2021. It is my hope that we can figure what that great reboot would be. We are having conversations. […] We want there to be some connective tissue to what we also have in the library.”
Time will tell if this reboot happens, but it's something for fans to crave moving forward.
Will you join Peacock? Let us know what you think in the comments.
I don't know what we are complaining about with streaming services.
They're so much cheaper, much more convenient and have way more content than any video services we ever had before.
You can have like 4 or 5 services for $50 a month. And you will never be in need of new content. Compared to what we used to pay for channels, or the price of VOD, we should be happy.
So $5/10 to watch 9 seasons of the office and yes EVERYTHING ELSE ON THE SERVICE, and you can terminate your subscribtion anytime. I really don't see something to complain about.
December 18, 2020 at 2:37AM