Netflix Is Adding 700 Shows And Movies In 2018 So Say Goodbye To Your Social Life

28 February 2018, 18:47 | Updated: 4 March 2018, 18:26

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

You're never going to see sunlight again.

Netflix can usually be counted on to provide gripping and original content. If you're someone who regularly finds themselves tuning into random movies and shows you never knew Netflix was releasing, you'll be positively elated at the streaming platform's plans for 2018.

Variety is reporting that the company's CFO David Wells told a crowd at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference that Netflix planned on dropping 700 films, TV shows, and specials in 2018. Yes, you read that right. 700. This will, of course, include new seasons of established Netflix originals.

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Why so many new programmes, you ask?

Simply put, Netflix is able to increase its subscriber base by consistently offering new and original content. More subscribers means more money and more money means more new programming.

“Let’s continue to add content. It’s working, it’s driving growth,” Wells explained.

Netflix is set to spend $8 billion on original content as well as the licensing of popular titles like The Walking Dead.

2017's Dark marked Netflix's first foray into German language content. Netflix also announced this week that they will be producing their first Arabic language original later this year.

Netflix seems to have something for everyone currently in pipeline.

Prolific Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and HTGAWM creator, Shonda Rhimes signed a multi-year deal with Netflix last year. Similarly, Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Scream Queens, Glee) has inked a five-year deal at the streaming platform to create original content.

Two of the biggest names in network television have now set up base camp at Netflix, so you can expect big things to arrive on platform in 2018. Netflix isn't doing too shabby when you remember that House of Cards was Netflix's very first original programme and it only premiered in 2013.

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Social life? That's canceled. That's finished.