Hear that? That’s the sound of another big-time producer jumping ship and swimming to the warm and welcoming waters of Netflix. The streaming service is making good on its promise to up its original content, a staggering 700 original series in 2018 (hey, dream big), and that means finding the creators to help make this happen. Naturally, this does not come for free or cheap, and Netflix will reportedly shell out about $8 billion on content for the year.
This is a pretty sweet deal for anyone, much less a producer who’s been around and weathered the many broadcast and cable changes. Thus, one by one, producers with longtime deals with networks, those who have gone into retirement, or fresh comedic voices who are tapped into the zeitgeist have been lured by Netflix’s siren song: big bucks, plentiful prestige, and nigh unlimited creative freedom.
Check out our ongoing gallery to see who the latest person is to Netflix and fill their coffers.
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