We would be lying if we said that Netflix wasn't a salvation in these unprecedented times. The past month has brought a wave of new original content to the streaming platform, from series like Outer banks and Mindy Kalings I have never to films like extraction. While many people are looking for orders to stay at home to be canceled, Netflix has made this time at home much more bearable. Of course, the new content cannot last forever. When will it go out?
In an interview about the content deficiency case, Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix, CNN, assured CNN that production had been discontinued worldwide, but the company's 2020 series and film series had largely been shot.
"We deliver all of our shows with all episodes at once, so we're pretty far ahead. We don't see any interruptions in our production over the next few months."
Although the next few months are certain to be secure in terms of new original content, what does that mean for the last part of the year or early 2021? Some Netflix projects stop the effects of physical production. But production teams, casts, and executives find ways to (safely) promote the creative process until personal production can continue, Sarandos said. One of these options is virtual table readings of new episodes among actors and authors, which give subscribers hope that new content will not be lost in the shuffle. When the time comes for employees to return to work, Netflix employees are more than prepared – as if almost no time has been lost.
The prospects for traditional cable and network television differ considerably. ABC's megapopular bachelor spin-offs were suspended for the foreseeable future. Seasons of Real housewives from Orange County and Real New Jersey housewives Bravo is usually either packaged or more than half filmed this time of year. Who knows when Grey's anatomy or the Walking Dead will be able to resume production. Don't even start the award season because it changes from minute to minute.
No, it doesn't look like Netflix will soon have any new original content. It is important to remember, however, that shows or films that have recently been extended for another season or have received a sequel may not come to light for some time because physical production is currently not running. Until then, Netflix’s schedule for new releases in 2020 doesn't seem to be a problem.