Netflix Plans to Double its Original Shows By 2016
You’ve likely heard the term “Peak TV” floating around of late, expressing the exhaustive amount of must-see series floating around on every platform these days, and Netflix in particular. They’re certainly not going to make it any easier for you either, as Netflix plans 31 original series premieres in 2016, up from this year’s 16.
Netflix has grown by leaps and bounds since the debut of House of Cards as its first original series, though chief content executive Ted Sarandos says 2016 will put the streaming service over the edge, according to a speech at the UBS Media Conference (via The Verge).
In addition to its returning series (House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Daredevil, etc), Sarandos says the service is working on 10 new feature films, 30 kids’ shows, 12 documentaries, and 10 stand-up specials. “It’s not just a lot of volume. This is quality stuff.”
Most intriguingly of all, Sarandos claimed that the volume of original programming has increased in the wake of other networks’ reticence to license Netflix their own shows, now that the streaming juggernaut has become something of a competitor in the original content space. As you can imagine, both those reactions tend to feed one another.
In addition to returning series, 2016 will see Netflix debuting Will Arnett’s Flaked, the seldom-demanded Fuller House reboot, Baz Luhrmann hip-hop drama The Get Down, Judd Apatow and Gillian Jacobs’ Love, Luke Cage, and many more. Best to call your loved ones, and explain your couchward disappearance over the next year.