Netflix, Inc. continues to battle the likes of Hulu, HBO, YouTube and Amazon as they all work to develop the best original video content. Original content is key to attracting subscribers and Netflix is getting ready to unveil its latest original series “Stranger Things” this summer. Stranger Things, from newcomer writer/director brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, will have eight episodes. The series is set in small-town Indiana in the 1980s. Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) is a mother of a young boy (Will Byers), who disappears under mysterious circumstances. She searches for her missing son and appeals to the local police for the help to find the boy. The police chief (David Harbour)’s seems far from experienced in handling this kind of serious case, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Harbour said: “Want to know the worst thing that’s ever happened here in the four years since I’ve been working here? It’s when an owl attacked Eleanor Gillespie’s head, because it thought that her hair was a nest.” However, Harbour’s Chief Hopper, Byers, and the missing boy’s three friends are about to get a crash course in all things supernatural, because the disappearance of Will Byers is far from anything ordinary.
Stranger Things premieres July 15 on Netflix, Inc. .
On Monday, Netflix announced that it will produce an original content for the Indian market. The online streaming service’s first production, a crime drama series, is adaptation of the 2006 best-seller “Sacred Games” by Vikram Chandra. It will shot on location in India and produced by Phantom Films, a local production company.
Mr. Chandra’s novel, a sprawling thriller set in Mumbai’s criminal underworld, focuses on a Sikh police detective’s pursuit of India’s “most wanted gangster.”
The online streaming company expanded to more than more than 130 new countries, including India. The online streaming service has 81 million customers across 190 countries.
“Over the last few years, I’ve watched with great excitement and pleasure as Netflix has transformed narrative television with its ground-breaking, genre-bending shows,” Chandra said in a statement. “I’m confident that all the color and vitality and music of the fictional world I’ve lived with for so long will come fully alive on the large-scale canvas provided by Netflix.”
What You Binge Watch On Netflix
Netflix binge watching is now a national pastime. Everyone does it now. But what exactly do you watch? A new study from the website reveals what you’re likely to binge watch the most. Everything from “Breaking Bad” to “House of Cards,” Netflix lays it out in a new report. It’s Sunday and raining outside. You’re bored, and it’s only 11 a.m. You head to your sofa, access your Netflix account and begin to catch up on shows you’ve heard so many great things about. It’s now 9 p.m. and you have to go to bed soon. Where did the time go? This is binge watching. In fact, it’s Netflix and chill. And you’re either devouring series or simply savoring them.
Hedge Funds Bet Big On Stock
John Griffin’s Blue Ridge Capital, Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, Palestra Capital Management, PEAK6 Capital Management, and Jericho Capital Asset Managementare betting big on Netflix. The hedge funds started new positions in the online streaming service during the first quarter of 2016, according to latest 13F filings.