Netflix today announced a huge slate of new programming, including films, TV series, documentaries, children’s programs and stand-up specials. The common thread is that all the programming is from Europe.
In the announcement, Netflix noted that it “is now among the leading producers and distributors of high-quality European entertainment. Since 2012, Netflix has committed more than $1.75 billion to European productions (licensed, original and co-productions), an ever-growing investment that to date includes more than 90 original productions in various stages of development.”
The upcoming programming includes “Dark,” the streamer’s first original series from Germany; “Suburra,” a crime thriller series from Italy; and “Las chicas del cable,” a romantic drama from Spain inspired by the 1920s. Netflix showcased the lineup today at a press conference in Berlin.
The announcement adds: “Netflix also today confirmed new series ‘Troy: Fall of a City,’ ‘Black Earth Rising’ and ‘The Spy,’ which the service is co-producing in association with BBC One, BBC Two and Canal Plus, respectively. These add to a growing lineup of European co-productions including ‘Marcella’ (ITV), ‘Kiss Me First’ (Channel 4), ‘Watership Down’ (BBC), ‘La catedral del mar’ (Antena 3), ‘Rita’ (TV2 Denmark) and ‘El ministerio del tiempo’ (RTVE), as well as licensed series, including ‘The Break’ (RTBF), ‘Nobel’ (NRK), ‘Cannabis’ (Arte), ‘Bordertown’ (YLE), ‘No Second Chance’ (TF1), ‘Call My Agent!’ (France 2), ‘Case’ (RUV), ‘Beau Sejour’ (VRT) and ‘The Same Sky’ (ZDF), among others.”
Please click here to see teasers for a number of the programs, and to read the full press release from Netflix.
Here’s a teaser for “Dark” …