Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), even though it started as a provider of on-demand streaming media, announced in 2011 that it planned to purchase original content for its subscription streaming service. In 2012, Netflix took eight episodes of “Lilyhammer,” which aired in Norway earlier, and made them available in North America. One of the latest debuts on the new ground of original programming was “House of Cards,” which was released to epic reviews on the site this past February.
The premiere of House of Cards was a success for Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). The entire first season, containing 13 episodes, was released in one block, and the second season is now in production.
The success of Netflix’s premier into the political thriller space is also confirmed by a high rating of 8.9 on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
The series features the story of Francis Underwood, who is played by Kevin Spacey. The action takes place in Washington D.C. and Underwood is a Democrat from South Carolina’s 5th congressional district and the House Majority Whip. After getting passed over for appointment to Secretary of State, Underwood plans to get revenge on those who betrayed him.
Another original program from Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is the recently released “Hemlock Grove.” The series premiered on April 13 on the streaming service, and Netflix made the whole season available for online viewing. Hemlock Grove is a fictional small town in Pennsylvania, where a teenage girl is murdered, releasing the hunt for her killer. This time, Netflix debuted in the genre of horror/thriller, and again succeeded, the series receiving a 7.3 rating on IMDB, and many stellar reviews throughout press circles.
With Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s stock soaring, and investors’ confidence at bullish highs, a key storyline going forward will be the company’s continued presence in the original programming space. That’s why it’s worth taking a look back at its programs in greater detail, while also taking a look at what Netflix has in store for the future.
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