Netflix was inundated with e-mails and social media messages for the past few days after the news circulated regarding “Friends” leaving the streaming platform on the first day of the new year.
Most of the fans of the popular TV sitcom felt irked with the rumored news. Furthermore, they threatened to cancel their subscription to the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service.
On Twitter, one fan named @Saisailu97 tweeted that the only reason she is subscribed to Netflix is because of the comedy centering on the lives of the six Manhattan residents.
Being at the prime of their lives, their warm and close camaraderie has inspired countless audience worldwide.
The Twitter “Friends” follower remarked that she might consider terminating her Netflix membership if her favorite program is removed from its content line-up.
The tweet by @Saisailu97 garnered 9,000 likes and over 2,000 retweets, indicating that myriads of fans also share her sentiments regarding the acclaimed comedy.
Other supporters of “Friends” stormed social media, complaining that they are “heartbroken,” that it “hurts” them, and it will “ruin” their 2019 to learn that they would no longer be able to watch the comedy in the leading streaming service.
On Sunday night, avid viewers of “Friends” were alarmed to see “January 1, 2019″ on the Netflix page as the expiration date of the 1990s show.
This announcement was kept on Netflix’s “Friends” page until Monday morning. But by nighttime, the video streaming behemoth tweeted that “Friends” will still be on the platform for the entire 2019.
Alongside this announcement is the character of Ross dressed as a Holiday Armadillo “granting” the Christmas wishes of the NBC comedy’s followers.
Furthermore, this welcome development has been confirmed by Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer of the streaming service, dismissing the show’s departure as a gossip.
There has been some speculation that all of the ten seasons of “Friends” will be transferred to the upcoming streaming service of WarnerMedia.
The 2019 new SVOD service will have the license to air the famous TV comedy once it is out of Netflix.
However, these details appear to be mere rumors at this point because the famous show has been confirmed to stay on the number one SVOD platform to the relief of its fans.