COVID-19 coronavirus social distancing Netflix viewers that worry they might soon run out of binging material on the streaming service should take comfort in the words of Netflix’s chief content officer.
BGR reports Netflix has plenty of original content in the works that will be released on schedule, no matter how long COVID-19 restrictions will last. Well, within reason. The streaming giant revealed its content pipeline is still full during its quarterly earnings call earlier this week.
“Our 2020 slate of series and films are largely shot and are in post-production stages in locations all over the world,” Netflix’s chief content officer said. “And we’re actually pretty deep into our 2021 slate. We don’t anticipate moving the schedule around much, and certainly not in 2020.”
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced all non-essential work to stop, and that means the production of most movies and TV shows has been temporarily halted. (However, I expect we’ll soon see plenty of content that is filmed using iPhones, Macs, and other devices.)
In addition to its new self-produced content, Netflix is in a good position to negotiate deals for new content from major and independent studios who are looking to make up for some of the money lost due to the closing of movie theaters around the world.
So don’t freak out, while you may have to wait a bit longer for new seasons of your favorite Netflix-produced series, there will be plenty of content to binge on while you’re waiting.