Netflix is going through a somewhat difficult time, with controversial policies that are distancing them from public favor and price increases that do not help with subscriber loyalty. However, the platform continues to grow and release new series and seasons that quickly become viral phenomena.
But what is Netflix exactly looking for in their new fiction series and TV programs? While the platform is always open to innovation, according to several leaked documents from a major Hollywood agency obtained by Business Insider, they currently have very clear priorities.
True crime stories and their own version of “The Bear”
Firstly, what these documents highlight is Netflix’s search for their own version of “The Bear.” The Disney Plus series has achieved critical and popular success, so Netflix is looking for similar formats: high-quality series that appeal to a wide audience but are released quickly and focus on very specific themes.
Among other notable products, there is an upcoming version of “Squid Game,” the Korean series that recently went viral, and more true crime shows, a format they are not giving up on but mention that there’s still much to explore. However, they want to avoid content that is “too political.”
On the other hand, the platform is also looking for science fiction dramas following the prototype of “Severance” (Apple TV+), but they need to stay within budget. Currently, they are developing “The Three-Body Problem,” a new hit that promises to be a Netflix icon.
Lastly, Netflix is also searching for stories about global celebrities, history series that aren’t “too History Channel,” “inspirational” health and wellness content, and extreme human conditions, such as the upcoming film by J.A. Bayona. So, there you have it – if you want to pitch new productions to Netflix, you now have the key to capturing their interest.