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The Office (US) To Be Removed From Netflix

The Office (US) To Be Removed From Netflix

The Office (US) - the American version of Ricky Gervais' hit UK series, The Office - will be pulled from Netflix once its existing deal ends in 2021.

All nine seasons of the popular show will be streamed exclusively on NBCUniversal, an upcoming direct-to-consumer platform.

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A statement from Netflix US said: "We're sad that NBC has decided to take The Office back for its own streaming platform - but members can binge watch the show to their hearts' content ad-free on Netflix until January 2021."

The now iconic series followed the success of Ricky Gervais' popular UK version, which ended in 2003.

The US show first aired on NBC in 2005, and ran for nine seasons until 2013.

The show first aired in 2005. Credit: NBC
The show first aired in 2005. Credit: NBC

Steve Carell's portrayal of regional manager Michael Scott saw him skyrocket to international fame along with co-stars John Krasinski (Jim Halpert) and Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly). Rainn Wilson's beet-loving performance as Dwight Schrute led to three consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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The Office US was first added to Netflix UK back in 2013 but was removed in its entirety just two years later.

But, if Netflix is the place you choose to watch Jim prank Dwight, Michael vs Toby or even just Kevin being Kevin, you have until the end of 2020 to watch.

There's no word on the fate of the UK version of the show, so it looks like it will remain on Netflix for the time being - which is a pretty good thing, given you guys believe it's the superior of the two.

A recent LADbible poll pitted the two shows against each other, and while it was fairly close, Gervais' original version tipped the vote, with 58 percent of people opting for that as their favourite.

People were left up in arms about the subject even being broached, with one saying: "If you say the UK version is better, means you haven't watched the US version fully."

Someone bit back immediately, responding: "If you prefer the US Office you don't understand subtle humour. The humour in the UK office is extremely dry and sarcastic and goes over a lot of people's heads. The US Office is far more brash, much more suited to an American audience."

Well, whichever one you prefer, at least there will be something else to binge on when The Office (US) is removed from Netflix.

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, The Office

 

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