Cindy Holland

Netflix orders Coen Brothers anthology drama

Subscription VOD service Netflix has commissioned a Western anthology drama from director pair Joel and Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. The series will run on the service next year, with the quirky Hollywood director pair (pictured) writing, executive producing and directing. Annapurna Television will produce. The series will feature six tales about the […]

Netflix orders Central Park Five drama

Subscription VOD service Netflix has ordered a five-part drama based on the true story of the Central Park Five. The historic legal cases centres on five US Hispanic and black New York City men, who as teenagers were convicted of the rape of a white woman and served years in prison before their convictions were […]

Netflix cancels Wachowski drama Sense8

Until this week, Netflix had very rarely cancelled an original series. It has now axed two in less than seven days, with the Wachowski siblings drama Sense8 joining The Get Down on the cancel list. The California-based streaming service has released a statement confirming it will not bring back sci-fi drama Sense8, which focuses on […]

Netflix hires ex-Universal TV exec as content VP

Netflix has appointed former Universal Television president Bela Bajaria as its vice-president of content. Bajaria will lead the team at Netflix responsible for licensing content from the major US studios, including her former employer NBCUniversal, and agreeing coproduction deals with the major US networks. She will also oversee a new team developing original unscripted programmes […]

Netflix reveals how quickly it hooks viewers

Streaming service Netflix claims to know exactly when its customers around the world become ‘hooked’ to its programmes. The SVOD platform has continued research it began last year by adding 30 more series that have been viewed across six territories to the 20 series in 16 countries studied last year. The new stats show Stranger […]

Netflix orders Nick Stoller sitcom

US-based streaming service Netflix has ordered a comedy from husband and wife team Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco. Friends from College will run to eight episodes, with production beginning in autumn in New York. Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele), Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Annie Parisse (Vinyl) and Nat Faxon (Married) are among […]

Netflix hands out triple-season renewal

Netflix has once again gone against industry norms, this time handing Orange is the New Black a three-season renewal. The women’s prison-set drama will have a fifth, sixth and seventh season, with creator, executive producer and showrunner Jenji Kohan staying on. Handing any series, regardless of its success, three additional seasons is an unusual move […]

Baz Luhrmann making Netflix drama

Baz Luhrmann is making The Get Down for Netflix, an original music-driven drama set in 1970s New York. The series from the Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby director will bow on Netflix in 2016. Luhrmann will executive produce the show and direct the opening episode and last two instalments of the thirteen-part project. Sony […]

Netflix replaces NBC as Tina Fey comedy’s home

Netflix is replacing US broadcaster NBC as the home of upcoming Tiny Fey/Robert Carlock comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The Universal Television-produced show had been lined up for the Comcast Communications-owned channel’s new season, but will now launch exclusively across Netflix territories worldwide. Furthermore, Netflix has committed to two seasons of the show, compared with the […]

Netflix saves Longmire

Streaming service Netflix has revived Longmire, commissioning a fourth season after US cable net A&E axed the cop drama. Producer Warner Horizon Television has been shopping the series around since A&E decided to give it the chop in August. Netflix has now stepped into the fray and ordered a 10-part series that will premiere exclusively […]