If you’ve taken a liking to the increasing slate of Netflix Original shows in recent months and years (which isn’t hard, as Netflix is on a roll lately!), you’re bound to be spoiled in 2016! Speaking at the UBS Media Conference today, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos confirmed that the streaming service is on track to doubling its catalogue of original shows in 2016! 2015 saw the service hosting around 16 Netflix shows, including debuting (and superb!) hits like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Narcos, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None, and by the end of 2016, around 31 original shows will be active on the service! Netflix also confirmed that 10 feature-length original movies, 30 childrens’ shows, 12 documentaries, and 10 stand-up specials are currently in the pipeline for the service’s exclusive catalogue in 2016 at this point.
Not all of 2016’s planned new Netflix shows have been publicly revealed as of yet. In fact, we know few of the shows set to debut already, merely having knowledge of shows that have already been renewed, and confirmed for new seasons in 2016. House of Cards, Daredevil, Orange is the New Black, BoJack Horseman and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will all see new seasons in 2016, and one of the only high-profile all-new Netflix Original shows that we know is debuting next year is the next Marvel Cinematic Universe-set series, Luke Cage. Given the huge success of Marvel’s Jessica Jones since its premiere in November (it stands as the third-most-watched new Netflix series of 2015, behind Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in second, and Daredevil in first), that series is also very likely to be renewed, though its showrunner has confessed that we could be waiting as late as 2019 for a Season Two at worst, due to Netflix not wanting to overcrowd their release schedule with Marvel series seasons.
Sarandos also stressed that the new content is not, “Just volume” either. Apparently, all of it is high-quality stuff, as Netflix takes their Original programming slate very seriously. The combination of the streaming service’s price slightly increasing for veteran subscribers in 2016, along with other networks becoming more skittish about allowing Netflix to host their own shows, due to Netflix’s aggressive expansion in recent years, also has Netflix working extra hard at quality assurance, since they now must be extra quality-minded to remain competitive.
We’ll be bringing you further updates on high-profile Netflix shows, along with reviews of new seasons for Netflix shows that are already beloved. Keep surfing Eggplante for all major news and updates on Netflix.