Netflix is a company that likes a lot of things. It likes to bring subscribers relatively cheap content. It likes to dabble in original programming. Above all, the company really, really likes to take shots at broadcast TV. This week Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took a shot at broadcast television and his comment wasn't particularly kind.
An overwhelming majority of the shows canceled every season aren’t big surprises. They’re either obvious chopping block victims or at least solidly on the bubble enough that there’s more disappointment than shock. There are always one or two every year, however, that just come out of nowhere and piss fans off something fierce.
Bill Cosby has told a lot of stories in his long and decorated career, but none of them are currently saving it from being in flux following a still-growing list of sexual assault and rape claims that have been made against the comedian. The latest blow to Cosby’s future involves his upcoming Netflix special Bill Cosby 77.
Which series is more popular, House of Cards or Orange is the New Black? And how many people have watched Alpha House and Transparent? Amazon and Netflix haven't exactly been willing to share that information, but it may be available soon enough, as Nielsen's going to start collecting their own data, much in the way they do with network and cable television.
Netflix has signed on for a new, sweeping original series following none other than the explorer Marco Polo, and today we have finally been treated to an epic trailer. Marco Polo is no small-time production; instead, it's a co-venture with Netflix and The Weinstein Company that looks to be the network's most ambitious production to date.
While the second season of The Fall finally gets going over in the UK, those of us on the other side of the pond must wait patiently to see the next six episodes of the gripping Northern Ireland serial killer drama, which stars Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. The bad news is, expect to wait a couple more months.
At some point, I guess I just expect Netflix to take a break between announcements for upcoming series developments, but the streaming service is barreling forward with new material. Granted, some of that “new material” is based on real people, as it is with The Crown, their pricy and expansive new series.
Anyone who has ever seen an episode of Arrested Development knows that it is about a selfish and totally messed up family who loses their fortune and gets into wacky shenanigans while coming to terms with their new monetary status. However, recently creator Mitch Hurwitz announced that originally Arrested Development was based around two clear premises that never made it into the show.
This pilot season has been chock full of projects based on popular movies, comic books and TV shows, and on Wednesday, Netflix announced it had jumped on the bandwagon. The subscription streaming service has signed on to create a live action version of Richie Rich that is set to begin airing very soon.
Netflix has quite a few different projects on its upcoming slate, but none are on quite the same scale as Marco Polo, the epic adventure hitting the streaming service later this year. Check out the very first NSFW trailer, which is light on dialogue and heavy on killer imagery.
Marvel’s blind superhero is getting another shot at live-action next year when Netflix kicks off their Marvel Studios programming. Daredevil will follow the adventures of Matt Murdock, who uses his enhanced sense to fight crime in Hell’s Kitchen as the vigilante Daredevil. The show is still seven months away, but here’s everything we know about it so far.
Following the raunchy success of Bojack Horseman, Netflix will once again head to the 2D world of animation by teaming up with Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Television for F is for Family, which already boasts a stellar cast.
Next year, Marvel’s batch of Netflix programming focusing on the street-level heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will kick off with Daredevil in May. Starring Boardwalk Empire actor Charlie Cox, the series will follow Matt Murdock both at his day job as a lawyer and at night when he suits up as Daredevil to fight crime in Hell’s Kitchen. Here's how the new series will be different from Marvel's other TV fodder.
However, recently a brand new survey was conducted finding that people nowadays not only expect spoilers, they often revel in them. Television has gotten much better in recent years, so good in fact that shows have become water cooler topics, whether or not everyone is caught up on them.
It's a big day for streaming video. Earlier, we learned that HBO is finally going to launch a stand-alone streaming service. And now Netflix has announced that they're finally going to offer all ten seasons of Friends streaming.