×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Ted Sarandos: Netflix Wants to Launch 20 Scripted Series a Year

MIAMI — Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said Wednesday that the netcaster aims to launch “around 20” original scripted series per year in its effort to appeal to a variety of subscribers.

The goal is to serve “really diverse tastes all around the world,” Sarandos said during a Q&A with “Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz and “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan, held as part of the NATPE confab.

Netflix is focused on having a broad menu of original shows that target different niches.

“We really are not trying to define the brand by any one show,” he said.

Sarandos also offered some insight into Chelsea Handler’s upcoming latenight talkshow, which won’t be much like her past effort for E!, “Chelsea Lately.”

The new show will “reposition Chelsea away from what she was at E,” he said. “The show became something she was not happy with.” He said the focus would be on interview, filmed segments and showcasing Handler’s comedy.

More TV

  • The Good Cop

    Yes Studios Develops Comedy Series 'Shared Spaces' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Yes Studios, the thriving Israeli production/distribution company behind such hits as “Fauda,” “Your Honor” and “On The Spectrum,” is developing “Shared Spaces,” a high-concept comedy series. “Shared Spaces” is currently in development with the writer/creator Erez Aviram on board. Aviram is the co-creator of the Israeli police comedy “The Good Cop” (pictured) which was adapted [...]

  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 -- Pictured:

    'American Horror Story' Recap: Who Survived to See the 'Red Dawn'?

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Red Dawn,” the fifth episode of “American Horror Story: 1984.” After five episodes, “American Horror Story: 1984” is moving onto another day within the story. The sun finally came up in “Red Dawn,” but not every would-be counselor at Camp Redwood survived to see it. [...]

  • TV News Roundup: 'Sesame Street' Sets

    TV News Roundup: 'Sesame Street' Sets 50th Anniversary Special

    In today’s TV news roundup, Sesame Workshop announced a premiere date for “Sesame Street’s Historic 50th Anniversary Celebration” and “Brave New World” adds Sophie McIntosh. CASTING New Zealand actress Sophie McIntosh has been cast in USA Network’s “Brave New World” series, Variety has learned exclusively. She will play the recurring role of Jane, and joins a cast [...]

  • HBO Max Adds Three Execs to

    HBO Max Adds Three Execs to Drama Team

    HBO Max is continuing its spate of executive hires. The nascent WarnerMedia streamer has now tapped Roberto Alcantara, Chika Chukudebelu and Mark Tuohy to all be vice presidents in the drama department. The announcement was made by Joey Chavez, EVP of original drama at HBO Max, to whom they will all report. Chavez and his [...]

  • STRANGER THINGS

    'Stranger Things 3' Is Most-Watched Season to Date, Netflix Says

    The Upside Down delivered upside for Netflix in the third quarter: “Stranger Things” season 3 was the most-watched season of the series to date, according to the streamer. In the first four weeks of release, “Stranger Things” season 3 was watched by 64 million member households, Netflix said in the Q3 letter to shareholders. The [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content