Is this potentially the end of Netflix’s weird obsession with killing shows after only two seasons? In a new piece by Reuters, they reveal that Netflix is actively looking for its “Star Wars” as they want to do more than just pump out a number of series and films to stay relevant. In a new piece by Reuters, Netflix’s vice president, Matthew Thunell, has opened up on what their future goals are.
We want to have our version of ‘Star Wars’ or our version of ‘Harry Potter,’ and we’re working very hard to build that. But those are not built overnightMatthew Thunell
He’s crediting their recent success with Stranger Things, which has run for quite a few seasons and is about to get a spinoff. NOt only that, but the fact they are also able to market merchandise based on the project opens up new revenue streams. They currently have three projects that could grow into their next major franchises to continue carrying the studio moving forward.
Alongside The Three-Body Problem and a live-action adaptation of Avatar: Thee Last Airbender, they also have pointed out that the upcoming live-action adaptation of One Piece is among the potential with its build-in audiences. Thee Eiichiro Oda manga is just now entering its final saga after 25 years and has thee potential to become their longest recurring show if they truly aim to adapt the entire franchise.
Not only that, but there are some minor spinoff potentials with side characters that normally get their focus through cover stories. Plus, Luffy’s brother Portgas D. Ace got smaller fun side stories in manga form that could be explored. Plus, the series already has quite the merchandise market in Japan and it opens up the possibility to expand it internationally. If the first season, which so far has looked quite promising, truly pulls in an audience, it could become their next major franchise.