Netflix is Working on 30 Scripted Shows & 80 Movies For 2018

Lawrence Kim
December 6, 2017

"It'll be an interesting couple of years", he said of the increasingly competitive streaming landscape. "We are definitely in [a] taking-shape mode". Iger then disclosed in September that the service will also include Marvel and "Star Wars" movies. Another show that will be ending its run is House of Cards.

On the film front, the company is still ramping up production.

"What Disney going direct to consumer means, I don't really know and I'm not positive that they do either", reports The Hollywood Reporter.

"They've created some really killer brands", said Sarandos, but he also pointed out that Disney does not control all of the Marvel IP.

The as-of-yet unnamed Disney service plans to house content from all of the company's various IPs, like Star Wars and Pixar, both of which have films now streaming on Netflix - but the bulk of the concern involved what might happen to the current line up of Netflix-original Marvel shows like Daredevil, Defenders and Jessica Jones. We're expanding our investment in animated features.

Of those series, Netflix will continue The Crown, which Sarandos said is the business' "most efficient shows" for obtaining and keeping subscribers.

For now, Marvel fans can rest assured that they'll still have access to the Netflix shows.

Netflix is "growing our original global scripted series initiative and we'll have 60 original series this year from our global teams", he also told the conference. As the company continues to grow its subscriber base outside the USA, it's now producing local language original content that has been released in six countries, he said. During the interview, he announced that Netflix will have 30 local-language scripted series and 80 movies released in 2018.

This move makes sense, because like he said, they just won't have as much content as Netflix. That might change if the popular, influential streaming giant known as Netflix is serious about making this a reality.

Well it looks like Netflix will have a busy 2018. Sarandos revealed Monday during his talk that Netflix and producers Media Rights Capital had reached an agreement for an eight-episode sixth season without Spacey.

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