Netflix Has 30 Original Series Today, Will Double That in 2017, Content Chief Ted Sarandos Says

Firm plans to debut 20 unscripted exhibits subsequent 12 months, together with ‘Final Beastmaster’ competitors collection

pted collection in varied levels of growth or launch, and in 2017 it’s going to go large on unscripted exhibits, in response to chief content material officer Ted Sarandos.

In 2017, Netflix plans to debut 20 unscripted exhibits, together with international competitors collection, “Final Beastmaster,” produced by Sylvester Stallone and “The Largest Loser” EP Dave Broome.

Subsequent 12 months Netflix’s unique programming lineup will develop to as much as 1,000 hours, greater than doubling from 2016, and “that’s a conservative measure proper now,” mentioned Sarandos, talking Monday at the united statesGlobal Media & Communications Convention in New York.

“Unscripted tv is a really fascinating enterprise,” Sarandos mentioned, saying the corporate is specializing in exhibits which can be “extra prone to journey internationally.” For instance, “Final Beastmaster” will function athletes and announcers from six totally different nations (the U.S., Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Germany and Japan). “When ‘Beastmaster’ hits in Korea, they’ll by no means have seen something prefer it,” he mentioned.

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