Jerry Seinfeld: “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” Is Probably Over
Don’t get your hopes up for a new season
On Thursday, after years of ongoing litigation, Jerry Seinfeld finally won out. Back in 2018, the comedian was sued by Christian Charles, the director of the pilot episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, who claimed he had come up with the idea for the popular web series. But an appeals court ended the matter this week, arguing in Seinfeld’s favor.
Does that mean we’ll get a new season of Comedians in Cars soon? We’re coming up on a year since season 11 debuted on Netflix, and we could all use the comedic diversion.
On the contrary, not only is another season not forthcoming, according to Seinfeld, the show might be done with for good.
As part of a press conference promoting his new Netflix special, 23 Hours to Kill, Seinfeld said, “We haven’t planned anything with that show. I kind of feel like I did that tour,” as reported by Variety. “I know they look very casual and easy, but they’re actually kind of a lot of work: The editing is very intense. And I feel like I may have done that exploration, at this point.”
That will come as a shock to many fans, especially as the show has seemingly only increased in popularity in recent years. Case in point, streaming giant Netflix only picked up the show back in 2018, and only two of the 11 seasons premiered on the platform.
That said, it’s not a surprise if you look at Jerry’s career. Seinfeld could have undoubtedly run for more than nine seasons, but that show famously ended on the comedian’s own terms. “I wanted the end to be from a point of strength. I wanted the end to be graceful,” Seinfeld said at the time. The same could be true for Comedians in Cars.
Of course, this isn’t the final word on the matter and there’s always the possibility the series may continue, especially when coronavirus-related restrictions are eased. Until then, you can stream all the episodes on Netflix, or just debate the value of all 84 cars.
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