March 21, 2011
Netflix Buys TV Series Rights
Original programming will soon be coming to Netflix, and the highers-up at Netflix want you to know that it’s okay if you don’t watch on the first week, the first month, or even the first year. With full confidence, Netflix has pushed forward in buying the rights and ordering 26 hour-long episodes of a show called “House of Cards.”
“House of Cards” is based on a novel about British politics during the 20-year reign of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and will star Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey.
With this new deal, Netflix has a lot of flexibility on how it will release this content. It has the option to release the show on DVDs or streaming or anything else it sees fit. The deal also establishes Netflix’s credibility along with HBO, Showtime, and major networks to buy exclusive original programming rights.
Will you watch “House of Cards”? I think I might! Kevin Spacey is a great actor and pretty choosy with his roles. Why not?
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am