Netflix wants to be available everywhere within the next five years, with an even larger roster of home-grown media. In a conference yesterday, chief content officer Theodore Sarandos said the company hopes to have “as many as 20 original series” running alongside syndicated shows like Friends and original movies such as the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Netflix isn’t fooling around with this whole original programming thing. At a conference on Monday, the streaming company announced a new plan to roll out up to 20 original series or seasons of original shows per year. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said the company’s five-year goal is to premiere a new show or season every two-and-a-half weeks. That means a whole lot of binge-watching. But Sarandos noted that there won’t be “a new show for everybody, every two-and-a-half weeks,” but shows that cater to “specialized” audiences.