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Netflix Forwarns of Entry Into Reality TV

Friday, March 3, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From The Hollywood Reporter:

The streamer already has upended the original series, stand-up and film businesses; now, with a key new hire and a lofty budget, it's taking on unscripted. Warns one producer, "These guys are monsters — they're coming in to play and play hard."

Netflix doesn't enter a genre quietly.

Its first foray into scripted TV famously was a $100 million political drama from David Fincher and Kevin Spacey. One series quickly expanded to four, then 16 and now more than 30. Then it was stand-up, and before long that roster included Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld and Louis C.K. Then docs (from Werner Herzog, Ava DuVernay), big-budget films (starring Brad Pitt, Will Smith) and now reality. By year's end, Netflix's unscripted output, which includes docusoaps, competition series and talk shows, will be in the double digits. It's expected to explode from there.

- Read the full article at HollywoodReporter.com


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