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News has just reached our ears of a deal struck with Sony Pictures Television and Jerry Seinfeld to produce an extended second season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

Incase you missed the first batch of episodes, each installment has Jerry picking up one of his famous friends in a vintage car then they take a little drive to grab a coffee. The amusing chitchat created by the relaxed set up makes for a fanboy’s dream, Jerry’s passion for vintage cars is well documented and this is the perfect vehicle to combine his talents. There are certainly similarities with the popular UK web series Carpool hosted and created by Robert Llewellyn. The Red Dwarf actor did comment in an interview with The Daily Beast “It’s clearly exactly the same idea, shot in an almost identical way”.

Similarities aside Jerry’s web series is a breath of fresh air in its own right. Praised for embracing the online revolution, Jerry was joined in series one by Larry David, Alec Baldwin, Ricky Gervais and comedy legends Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks.  Former Seinfeld co-star Michael Richards appears in episode 10 and the two old friends even discuss Richards’s infamous outburst which turns into an unexpectedly emotional conversation between them.

The 10 episode first series attracted over 10 million viewers to Sony’s Crackle website and Jerry is keen to turn this side project into a profitable venture “This next go-round we’re going to have to figure out some sort of revenue stream, so it makes more sense”.

Part chat show, part Top Gear, part Carpool, all Seinfeld, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee season one can be viewed on comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com or http://www.crackle.com and season two is expected later in the year

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