“We can successfully support about 20 original scripted series every year, with a new series or a new season every two to three weeks, and still maintain a level of quality we expect,” Nexflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told our good friend Gary Levin at USA Today.
The story adds, “International expansion is a key driver of Netflix’s subscriber growth, but it doesn’t dictate which shows get made. Yet ‘House of Cards,’ a quintessentially American political thriller (but based on a British miniseries) is ‘outrageously popular in China,’ says Sarandos, who’s ‘stunned at the level of success Orange has achieved’ in markets where action fare in typically the biggest export. And while conventional wisdom says American comedy ‘doesn’t travel very well, our data indicates otherwise.’”
Levin also notes in his story, “In addition to new seasons of ‘Cards’ (Feb. 27) and ‘The Fall’ (Jan. 16), a BBC series starring Gillian Anderson, spring will bring ‘Bloodline’ (March 20), a family thriller from the creators of ‘Damages’; ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ (March 6), a Tina Fey-produced sitcom acquired from NBC; and Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ (April 10), the first of five planned series from the comic-book king.”
The story also says that “[O]n the original-movie front, a sequel to ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ is due this year, followed later by the first of several planned Adam Sandler movies in an exclusive pact.”
We urge you to click on the link above so you can read all of Levin’s original article.