Netflix interactive shows could put you in the director’s chair
Netflix is reportedly creating a series of adult-themed shows that’ll allow subscribers to choose their own adventures.
Following the success of its interactive programming for children, Bloomberg sources say Netflix is expanding the experiment to dramas for grown ups.
According to a Bloomberg report, Netflix viewers will be able to select a key storyline to follow, with the opportunity for multiple viewings to provide different experiences.
“Viewers of the adult program will be able to pick which storyline to follow, and go back to watch the same show again with a different result.”
According to the report, the success of children’s shows like Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, convinced Netflix it was worth giving the medium a shot with adult customers.
There’s no news yet on the shows that Netflix could choose for the experiment, although it’s unlikely the company will open up any of its marquee shows to the gimmicky storytelling method.
Although, in saying that, how fun would it be to mimic Dungeons & Dragons-style decision making in deciding how Stranger Things 3 unfolds?
Other decisions could involve completely ignoring Kevin Spacey’s character in the final series of House of Cards. Oh wait…
One thing in Netflix’s favour, over traditional content providers, is its seemingly unlimited budget constraints for original content.
Producing so many alternate narratives for shows is going to be very, very expensive, but Netflix is unlikely to blink as it continues to push the envelope.
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