Disney raised the hornet’s nest with their announcement of a streaming service. Fans were worried about whether that’d take off their favourite Marvel shows – Daredevil, Jessica Jones and others off Netflix. Subscribing public wondered whether they’d have to pay for two subscription services now. But in a recent interview, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos seems quite upbeat about the future of Netflix without Disney and Marvel content.
It is no secret that Netflix has enough exclusive content like Stranger Things. It’s not just the supernatural and superhero trope. They have pop culture content coming up. Atypical seems to be a coming of age story of a young boy.
Other than that, Netflix is also trying to cut sweet deals with other prominent film makers. Recently, Shonda Rhimes, the creator of shows like How to Get Away with Murder, etc, signed a deal with Netflix. Then, there’s talk about the Netflix trying to get into a deal with the Coen Brothers.
Simply put, Netflix should be okay without the Disney and Marvel content. Netflix is also trying to come up with unscripted, reality Tv like Ultimate Beatmaster. The recent announcement that David Letterman is coming to Netflix confirms that Netflix is looking at that kind of content too.
It’s not like Netflix is a pauper for content without Disney and Marvel content. The company is aggressively investing in original content. From the Indian standpoint, the Big N has already signed contracts with Shah Rukh Khan and Red Chillies.
So, with the onslaught of such content – and we all know Netflix has some of the best produced content in the world – Netflix is just fine without Marvel and Disney content.