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Netflix to double original content next year, will produce 31 new scripted shows

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From House of Cards and Orange is the New Black to Jessica Jones and Master of None, Netflix hasn't been "just a streaming service" for quite some time. Over the course of the past couple of years, the platform has developed some of the best original television programming available to watch right now.

Netflix executives are aware of their incredible success and as such have decided to double the amount of original content they'll deliver to subscribers next year.

That means there will be 31 scripted series instead of 16, 30 new children's series and 10 feature films, according to Ted Sarandos, Netflix's Chief Content Officer.

Sarandos, who spoke at the UBS Media Conference in New York City on Monday as reported by Wired, said it hasn't been an easy road to get their original programming off the ground, but coming off of some major successes has made it a little bit easier recently.

One of the bigger problems that Netflix faces when partnering with development studios is the restriction on distribution. Most studios rely on regional distribution, meaning that they're concerned about distributing across America, for example, while Netflix wants to make all their original shows and films available globally at once.

Still, Sarandos is confident in the future of programming at Netflix, especially with the new batch of shows being made available next year.

"This is high quality stuff. This is programming people want to watch," he said.

The next original series Netflix users will be able to binge is Flaked, a new comedy from the creator of Arrested Development and starring Will Arnett.

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