The American version of The Office will be leaving Netflix US, the streaming service has announced.
The sitcom starring Steve Carrell and Rainn Wilson is going to be shown on American channel NBCUniversal’s own streaming platform instead.
Announcing the news on Twitter, Netflix said it is ‘sad’ about the news.
But the upside is fans will still be able to watch Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Pam Beesly and co as much as they want until 2021.
‘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,’ Netflix said.
But it wasn’t enough to stop fans of the show from freaking out. Cue numerous Michael Scott gifs on Twitter.
‘Looks like I only have two more years of having The Office on in the background while I grade essays at 2am,’ came one response from a distraught fan.
A further tweet read: ‘Well time to buy the whole show on blue ray. Used! So the money won’t go to #NBCUniversal.’
‘This is disgraceful’ another fan fumed, while a viewer joked: ‘I’m about to check the calendar and it better say april 1st.’
‘I was not ready to see this. Absolute devastation. Side note: I will be taking applications for a support group around January 2021 for personal reasonings,’ came one tweet.
According to NBCUniversal, The Office is the number one series on subscription video-on-demand services such as Netflix.
The Office ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2013.
It was an American remake of the British comedy of the same name which starred Ricky Gervais, Mackenzie Crook and Martin Freeman, which aired from 2001 to 2003.
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