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Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 3:06PM EST
Netflix is creating a choose-your-own adventure show for adults
Chief content officer Ted Sarandos said the success of Netflix kids shows Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile inspired the company to try doing interactive shows for adults.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 12:56PM EST
House of Cards will resume production in early 2018 without Kevin Spacey
Robin Wright will be the star when the eight-episode sixth and final season resumes filming in early 2018, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos announced this morning. “We are excited to bring closure to fans," Sarandos said, noting that resuming production will ensure that people working on the show won’t lose their jobs.
Posted Tuesday 10/03/17 at 11:32PM EDT
Netflix boss calls Peak TV “a completely backwards idea”
“We’re making a lot of television because tastes are incredibly diverse,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, adding: “The notion of Peak TV is a completely backwards idea, which is that somehow you can have too much of things,” Sarandos. That’s like having too many choices at the buffet. You’re only going to eat the things you like.” ALSO: Sarandos anoints Aziz Ansari “the Voice of His Generation.”
Posted Wednesday 8/16/17 at 10:01PM EDT
Netflix boss plans to spend $7 billion on content next year, recalls delivering DVDs to Shonda Rhimes’ house
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, in an interview with Variety, also responded to Disney pulling its programming to launch its own streaming service: “I would say that the relationship between studios and networks has always been that of a frenemy.” Sarandos said he and Rhimes, whom he poached from ABC earlier this week, have known each other for years since they live blocks from each other. “I have sought her feedback and even delivered DVDs to her house myself of our upcoming projects,” he says. Meanwhile, the $7 billion spending on content next year is up from $5 billion last year and $6 billion this year.