Buzzfeed News recently posted an internal office email from WIRED Publisher Kim Kellecher announcing a new partnership with Netflix to produce a one-hour show.
Here is a copy of that email:
I’m thrilled to announce that WIRED has struck a first-of-its-kind deal with Netflix to create a new longform documentary series loosely based on WIRED by Design—with our own Scott Dadich as Executive Producer! (Think: “Chef’s Table”—for designers.) Production officially kicked off last week in San Francisco and filming will begin next month. RadicalMedia will produce the eight 1-hour episodes and Academy Award- and Grammy-winning director Morgan Neville (Best of Enemies, 20 Feet from Stardom, and Keith Richards: Under the Influence) has come aboard to direct. As with all Netflix original programming, the episodes will debut together around this time next year.
We wanted to let you all in on this exciting news early, but we are working with Netflix on announcement plans, so please keep this tightly under wraps for now. We’ll have more details to share in the coming weeks and months.
In the meantime, if you have questions, please direct them to Billy Sorrentino, and be sure to congratulate Scott when you see him!
It is currently unclear exactly what will be in the new show, but it will be added to the 33 already-planned Netflix Originals for 2016, bringing the total up to 34. (Well, 34 shows we know about right now.)
Clearly Netflix plans to offer enough Original content to make Netflix attractive even if other content owners wish to delay or withhold content from Netflix.
Source: Buzzfeed News