While most networks are just now giving new projects pilot commitments, Netflix is not nearly as restricted as the networks and just signed on for two seasons of a brand new project this morning. On Tuesday, Netflix signed on with Judd Apatow and Legendary Pictures for Love, a brand new romantic comedy that will offer an “honest take” on 21st century relationships.
While online streaming is still a ways away from completely replacing traditional television viewing, it is ubiquitous enough at this point to make "Why isn't this show on Netflix yet?" a fairly common inquiry. As such, here are ten completed series that Netflix needs to add to its stocked library posthaste, so that we may forget things like Hemlock Grove exist.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bat signal! It’s an invisible jet! It’s Superman! But down here on the ground is Arrow, the greatest superhero to ever use a hoodie as his costume. And Season 2 just started streaming!
Those of us who enjoy over-the-top mayhem like that are quite curious about the approach Steven DeKnight will be taking with his upcomingDaredevil series for Netflix. After all, this is the guy that created Spartacus, one of the most gloriously violent shows on TV.
Those who aren't into watching football for the next few weeks might want some new streaming material to replace all things (not really) made out of pigskin, and you’d be in luck, as Netflix became a one-stop shop for cult comedy, ice cold James Spader and David Duchovny getting some poon.
After more than forty years in the music business, Bruce Springsteen has decided to branch out. The Boss has plans in the works to write a children’s book, and this week sources revealed he is headed to Netflix to take his first scripted acting gig on the streaming service’s original series Lilyhammer. Lilyhammer’s third season should actually be filled with reunions for lead Steven Van Zandt.
Fans of the cult series and physical media have been waiting well over a year for a DVD version of the Netflix-produced Season 4, and while there's still no guaranteed release date set, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and show creator Mitch Hurwitz are asking for everyone’s help in designing the Season 4 DVD set. It’s Art Tested for Relevance. Cue the ukulele.
Holy bat-quisition! Fox’s upcoming drama series Gotham has a built-in fanbase, given the near-universal love for all things Batman-related, and that appears to be good enough for Netflix, which can't be bothered with waiting for the show to come out before signing an exclusive deal for worldwide rights.
How much is Netflix reportedly paying per episode to stream NBC's new drama The Blacklist? A lot. In fact, it's being reported as possibly "the biggest subscription video-on-demand deal for a TV series."
Adventure awaits at Netflix! The streaming video service has Marco Polo on deck to premiere later this year. Today, Netflix has released a handful of photos from the series, which show off starLorenzeo Richelmy in the role of Marco, as well as the beautiful Zhu Zhu, who plays Marco's love interest Kokachin. Here they are together in what appears to be a very romantic, somewhat shirtless moment...
Will Arnett plays the titular BoJack Horseman, the former star of the cheeseriffic sitcom Horsin’ Around, in which he takes care of three human children. Think Charles in Charge, only with Charles as a pun-spewing sweater-wearing horse. “A horse of a different…cruller?” is probably my favorite joke in the whole series.
The biggest name on the list is BIll Cosby, whose latest hour of stand-up is scheduled to fall somewhere in between performances by the stellar comics Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, Chelsea Peretti and Chelsea Handler, whose special was previously announced. Watch out, Comedy Central.
Netflix's goal in 2014 (or one of them, at least) is bringing audiences exclusive TV series from around the world, instead of just dropping a bunch of time and money on an Americanized remake that never matches the potential of its source material. The latest series scooped up by the streaming giant is the highly acclaimed BBC dramatic thriller Happy Valley,
I mostly use Netflix for TV binging and late night sleep aids, but I’ve definitely taken advantage of the original series Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. It appears I could be in the minority on that front, at least according to a new polled study reported by research firm Centris Marketing Science.
Arrested Development will likely be back for Season 5 on Netflix. Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos is quoted as expressing certainty that the beloved TV comedy will be back, it's just a matter of when.