Erik Barmack


Netflix to launch Brazilian period drama

Netflix is set to produce its latest Brazilian original series, Coisa Mais Linda, a period drama set in the 1950s during the birth and cultural revolution of Bossa Nova in Rio de Janeiro. The 8x60mins drama will begin filming in 2018. It follows Maria Luiza, a conservative dutiful woman who ends up running a Bossa […]

Netflix orders second German original

SVOD giant Netflix has commissioned a second original drama from Germany. Dogs of Berlin follows Dark, which debuts globally to Netflix subscribers on December 1. The new show will follow two unconventional cops who take up the fight against the criminal underworld in Germany’s capital city. It centres on the murder of a superstar German-Turkish […]

Netflix orders second Spanish original

Netflix has commissioned its second Spanish original series, Elite, which is currently in development. The Spanish language drama title will be released globally in 2019. The first season will consist of 8 episodes and will be entirely shot in 4K. Elite is created by Carlos Montero (El comisario, The Time in Between, Physical or Chemical) […]

Netflix makes it Rain as Danish drama nears

Production has begun on streaming service Netflix’s first Scandinavian original, a dystopian drama. The Rain has gone into production in Denmark, with FremantleMedia-owned Miso Film attached as producer. Set six years in the future, follows two siblings who join a group of young survivors of a brutal virus that has wiped out almost all of […]

Netflix cuts into Turkey with original

Streaming giant Netflix is getting into the original programming game in Turkey. The Los Gatos-based SVOD service has been ramping up its activity in local markets across Europe, and has now ordered a ten-part, “hero-driven action story” based on Ottoman and Turkish legend and history. Netflix’s drama comes from Istanbul-based O3 Medya, with company co-owner […]

Netflix adapts fantasy saga The Witcher

Netflix is working on a series adaptation of the fantasy novel and video game saga The Witcher. An English-language drama series based Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy franchise has gone into development, with the Sean Daniel Company and Platige Image attached. The Witcher is a collection of right novels and story collections and a major […]

Netflix creates 400 Euro jobs, new originals

SVOD giant Netflix is on a European charm offensive, creating 400 jobs at a new Amsterdam customer service base and ordering new originals from the continent. The office was unveiled this week, initially employing 170 staff, 345 by the end of the year and 400 by 2019. It will service eleven territories (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, […]

Netflix dives into Spanish-language comedy

Netflix has ordered a new Spanish-language comedy from Mexican filmmaker Manolo Caro. Described as a dark half-hour comedy, the as-yet untitled show will follow an outwardly perfect family running a flower business and hiding various affairs and secrets. Netflix will put the show out across its international footprint, with filming getting underway in Mexico next […]

Netflix orders Indian crime drama

Global streaming service Netflix has ordered its first original series out of India, an organised crime drama based on Vikram Chandra’s novel Sacred Games. The Hindi-English series, which has the same name as the book, will be shot on location in India. Set in Mumbai, it follows “the city’s intricate web of organised crime, corruption, […]

Netflix and TF1 strike free TV deal

TF1 will screen the opening episodes of Netflix’s first French original series Marseille two weeks after it has debuted on the streaming service. TF1 is the largest commercial broadcaster in France and will air the first two instalments of Marseille, a political thriller set in the titular French city and starring Gerard Depardieu, a week […]