Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe, Joey and Rachel will still be there for you on Netflix after the streaming service scared Friends fans with a January 1, 2019 expiration date on the beloved show’s details page. And it’s costing Netflix a pretty penny to keep Friends streaming for the next year, according to The New York Times.
In a new report, The Times says the streaming service has shelled out around $100 million to keep the 10-season show streaming for 2019. Yes, $100 million. This number came from two people with direct knowledge of the matter, according to The New York Times.
However, after 2019? That’s another question. WarnerMedia, the owner of Friends, could give all 10 seasons to parent company AT&T’s new streaming service as of 2020.