Netflix got its start as the red-envelope movie rental service, later turning into the video streaming authority (bankrupting Blockbuster in the process), and now may be making yet another major move: bankrolling original content.
Deadline Hollywood reports that Netflix successfully outbid HBO and AMC for the rights to House Of Cards, an adaptation of the successful 1990 British miniseries. The show reportedly stars Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey, who we know isn’t cheap, and David Fincher, who is hotter than ever following the success of The Social Network.
Netflix purportedly put $100 million up front to get the show and even ordered up two seasons for a total of 26 episodes (nearly $4 million per episode) all without seeing a pilot. The original (and the books it is based on) promise to provide enough material to adapt. [Update: The WSJ reports that “a person familiar with Netflix’s plans” says the amount will likely be far less than this, but did not give a figure. $100m is certainly a lot, but aggregate costs for a 26-episode show with two A-list Hollywood types at the helm isn’t really that crazy, especially considering the material and how Netflix would want to make a splash.]
This content was curated for you by a digital content curator on Internet Billboards, before you go check out the video the content curator selected for you to watch.
Content Curator Bio – Tom George is the founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. Tom is an innovative thinker, a branding strategist, and a futurist. Tom is usually way ahead of the Internet trends and best practices curve. A passionate leader, he enjoys being a digital curator and curating the Internet for great content to share.
Latest posts by Tom George (see all)
- New Digital Trends In Today’s Smartphone-Obsessed World - September 6, 2016
- 5 Things a Recruiter Looks for in a Resume - August 30, 2016
- Obtaining Legal Immunity for Pet Cohabitation - August 30, 2016