Netflix Spending Big on David Fincher/Kevin Spacey Original Series

Posted Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The new David Fincher/Kevin Spacey drama could be a Netflix exclusive.

The folks at Netflix know the content they have can only keep them a contender for so long. After the announcement of the Amazon Prime video streaming service, stock dropped significantly. If a real competitor were to rear its head, Netflix could be in a heap of trouble.

Since closing that 28 day rental window seems unlikely in the near future, Netflix is banking on exclusive original content. First up is a new drama called 'House of Cards' that's helmed by David Fincher and will star Kevin Spacey.

It's a huge deal and could be worth over $100 million according to Business Insider. Netflix has outbid both AMC and HBO for the show, which means that Netflix exclusivity is fairly likely.

The move is a big one, and could establish Netflix as a real competitor in the media space. It could also paint a big target on the back of the company. Either way, the next few years will be fascinating to watch.

Source: Business Insider

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