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Netflix is Working on 30 Scripted Shows & 80 Movies For 2018


Well it looks like Netflix will have a busy 2018. This week Bloomberg talked with Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos about the future of Netflix content. During the interview, he announced that Netflix will have 30 local-language scripted series and 80 movies released in 2018. This is all apart of a roughly $8 billion Netflix plans to spend on new Netflix original content in 2018.

Part of these push for new content will be choose-your-own-adventure shows. You likely remember choose-your-own-adventure books from your childhood. Stories that let you pick the outcome from a list of possible options. Now Netflix wants to do the same by launching a series of shows that allow you to select what happens next.

At first, these choose-your-own-adventure stories had been reported to be aimed at children now Bloomberg is reporting that the shows will also be aimed at an older audience. These shows will allow Netflix to have something that for now traditional pay-TV cannot match.

It is also reported that Netflix plans to prioritize original series that customers can’t get anywhere else because Netflix believes they will endear customers to Netflix.

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  • RubberBoloney

    What this means s many of the shows I really want, including many of the classics will never make it to the netflix library.

    • Michele Piper-Cassell

      There is hulu too. Glad I have both.

      • RubberBoloney

        I have both also. I wish I didn’t need both though.

        • Teddy G

          Honestly, the only reason I kept my Netflix subscription are for their original shows. If they hadn’t began creating their own shows, I’m pretty sure their subscriptions would have dropped dramatically years ago. I’m currently enjoy binging on their new Crime/Horror Drama “Dark” and before that it was Stranger Things, and before that Stephen King’s 1922, Mindhunter, Gerald’s Game, House of Cards and and and. … 🙂

          lol. They have me addicted to these dark dramas and I have been a long time subscriber since the old DVDs in the mail days. I had actually stopped by subscription and resubscribed after they started making these great shows. if I had too, my Antenna, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus and HBO Now is all I really need. (btw, Amazon have plenty of old classics in their Prime library)

          • RubberBoloney

            I can’t say I’m as passionate as you are when it comes to TV. I love the old tv shows, movies, silent through the 1960’s and not much else.
            Different strokes for different folks.

          • Teddy G

            True, good thing we have many choices for content today and more coming next year. It’s a good time for television and cordcutters

        • Marc H

          Netflix was very lucky early on, they got of old content for super cheap and for some reason people paid for old series. A significant portion of this is gone now. If they didn’t make their own shows they would be near dead now.

  • JerYnkFan

    I have both. Netflix is mainly for their original series and Hulu has replaced cable as my way to watch most of my favorite TVs during the season