In other words: ‘yeah, it’s the most popular on-demand show on the Internet, of course we’re taking it back. ’ (Or, to paraphrase Michael G.
By far the most popular show on Netflix in 2018, The Office was bound to leave the service eventually — or, at the very least, see some HUGE contract renegotiations.
Michael Scott and the rest of Dunder Mifflin will be heading for another streaming service come January 2021.
The Office has been on a more-or-less endless loop in our household for the past few years (though, admittedly, sometimes that loop restarts a few seasons before the actual end because, well, come on.
NBC backs this up with a press release here, saying that they plan to hold it for a “soon-to-be-launched streaming service” of their own.