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One of Netflix’s most watched TV series is being removed from the platform soon

Jess Hardiman

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One of Netflix’s most watched TV series is being removed from the platform soon

One of Netflix’s most watched TV series is being removed from the platform soon, meaning you’ve only got a matter of weeks to lap it up.

It’s hard to keep up with the comings and goings of the streaming site sometimes – as you’ll have no doubt learnt the hard way when logging on to finish your favourite programme to find you’ve missed the boat and it’s been taken off.

But the information is out there if you don’t want to be caught out, with What’s On Netflix compiling regular lists of what’s leaving the streaming site.

It's hard to keep up sometimes. Credit: True Images/Alamy Stock Photo
It's hard to keep up sometimes. Credit: True Images/Alamy Stock Photo

The website reports that there’s one huge fan favourite due to make its departure from multiple international regions in a matter of weeks – The Office (US), which it says is one of the most binged on Netflix.

The last day to watch the beloved sitcom in the UK will be 1 January 2023, meaning you haven’t got long to wrap things up with the crew at Dunder Mifflin.

The show will also be removed from Netflix in Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey the day before.

Its removal from Netflix has been expected ever since 2019, after NBC announced it would be streaming the show on its own service, Peacock, for five years – something that came into effect in 2021.

According to What’s on Netflix, if you live in the UK, the show is already available to stream on ‘multiple platforms such as Amazon Prime, Now TV, and on Peacock, which is accessible to Sky TV customers’.

You've only got a matter of weeks to finish up. Credit: NBC
You've only got a matter of weeks to finish up. Credit: NBC

The programme followed the success of Ricky Gervais' popular UK version, which ended in 2003, with the US show first airing in 2005 and running for nine seasons until 2013.

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.

In 2020, it was named the funniest TV show on the planet after it was pitted against 10 other sitcoms in a study by OnBuy.com.

And the research found the American version of The Office provided the most amount of giggles, with one minute and 45 seconds of laughter registered per hour.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock/NBC

Topics: TV and Film, The Office, Netflix

Jess Hardiman
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