Netflix Plans Twenty Original Shows A Year

Appearing at a media conference earlier this week, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says the company is aiming to increase the number of its ‘Netflix Originals’ series to the point that a new original show or season will premiere every two and a half weeks.

That would equate to around twenty seasons worth of series per year, effectively doubling this year’s output. To put it in perspective, this year the SVOD service had eight original series airing a fresh season of episodes – “House of Cards,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Hemlock Grove,” “The Killing,” “Trailer Park Boys,” “Lilyhammer,” “Marco Polo,” “Bojack Horseman” – along with three kids shows “VeggieTales in the House,” “All Hail King Julien” and “Turbo FAST”.

Their pace of releasing shows is increasing as well so this goal could be reached sooner than expected. Currently on the slate for 2015 are: “The Adventures of Puss in Boots,” “AKA Jessica Jones,” “Between,” “Bloodline,” “Daredevil,” “Dinotrux,” “Dreamworks’ Dragons,” “Ever After High,” “F is for Family,” “Grace and Frankie,” “Hemlock Grove,” “House of Cards,” “Longmire,” “Marseille,” “Narcos,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Popples,” “Richie Rich,” “Sense,” and “Unbreakable Kelly Schmidt” along with a talk show hosted by Chelsea Handler.

Source: Ad Age