Final September, Netflix declared that it will definitely desires half of its complete streaming library to encompass authentic content material, a declare that appeared absurd till a bunch decided that Netflix had already slashed half of its content material from 2012 to 2016—which means the ratio was already sliding in favor of the originals since there have been fewer non-originals to trouble with. Since then, Netflix has misplaced plenty of huge exhibits and films whereas persevering with to develop extra authentic content material, and now Selection is reporting that Netflix hopes to launch “round 80 authentic movies” subsequent yr.
That surprisingly huge quantity comes straight from chief content material officer Ted Sarandos, who explains that these 80 motion pictures will vary from “the million-dollar Sundance hit” to “one thing on a a lot bigger scale” like David Ayer’s orc cop film Vibrant. Contemplating that Netflix solely launched eight motion pictures within the third quarter of this yr, that quantity goes to necessitate an enormous uptick within the variety of authentic motion pictures that Netflix places out every month.
For anybody connecting the dots and guessing that this plan to make 80 motion pictures has one thing to do with Netflix’s latest worth hike, Sarandos says there’s “no timing correlation” between the 2 issues. Sadly, Netflix subscribers might need a tough time shopping for that, because the worth hike signifies that their financial institution accounts might be a greenback shorter each month now, however at the very least they’ll have a ton of recent motion pictures to disregard whereas they accept one other episode of Mates or New Woman.