House of Cards: Netflix’s risky $100million move
Just after midnight on Friday, Netflix unveiled one of its first full-length T.V (original series) shows that the co. owns all rights to. In a move that cost the online behemoth more than $100million, House of Cards officially went live — appearing to rake in rave reviews.
The show, starring veteran actor Kevin Spacey originally cost NETFLIX $50million per 13-episode season(s). The star studded lineup of the revamp has excited T.V fans everywhere — even those who weren’t so keen of NETFLIX in the first place.
“Part of our goal is to become like HBO faster than HBO can become Netflix,” says Netflix spokesman Joris Evers, echoing an oft-spoken line from CEO Reed Hastings. “Perhaps people saw us in the past as a distributor, or aggregator. We want to have an experience that cannot be replicated by our competitors.”
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- Machiavelli Meets Math as Netflix Bets on Original Shows (bloomberg.com)
- Can House Of Cards Bring Down A House of Cards? (liisten.com)
- Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ Looks to Upend TV (investorplace.com)
- Netflix’s $100 Million Bet On Must-See TV (fox2now.com)