It’s a big loss for the service, given the sheer number of episodes of the show (201) and its incredibly high strike rate gag-wise, giving it high rewatch-ability.
Twitter isn’t happy about the impending lack of Schrute Bucks:
If The Office is ever removed from Netflix, I might actually die.— Mindy White (@mindywhite) August 30, 2015
Are Netflix really removing The Office on 4/9/15??— Will Pike (@willpike8) September 1, 2015
THEY TAKE THE OFFICE OFF OF NETFLIX IN TWO DAYS AND I'M NOT NEAR FINISHING IT pic.twitter.com/Kmi96LdYiP— Euan (@euan_scottt) September 1, 2015
Taking the Office off Netflix is a no go— FraSer (@FraserBhoy) September 1, 2015
Cannot believe the office is leaving Netflix in 4 days— Nicola Smith (@Nic0laSmith41) September 1, 2015
We’re waiting on comment from Netflix on whether all nine seasons will be disappearing, and if there are any plans to renew licenses so that the show can return.
The original UK version of The Office, produced by the BBC, isn’t going anywhere for the moment.
Other titles set to leave the UK service in September include a lot of the Nickelodeon catalogue, including Avatar, iCarly, Dora the Explorer, Spongebob Squarepants and Rugrats.
Last year, many UK users were disappointed when the entirety of Friends was uploaded to Netflix, but only for US viewers.
Netflix recently said however that the long-term plan is to break down US, UK and all region restrictions.Reuse content