Ten years ago in July, Netflix first broadcast Orange is the New Black, one of the very first original series produced by the platform, along with House of Cards a few months earlier. Since then, the "original" programs have become the spearhead of Netflix but also of all its direct competitors that arrived thereafter.
The word to Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix
While one might think that Netflix took a risk by giving carte blanche to creators, it is rather the opposite that happened, according to Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix: "Because creators such as that David Fincher (House of Cards) and Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black) were so proven and talented, and their scripts were so good, they could have chosen anyone else. Instead, they decided to partner with Netflix, a company that had never produced or released anything original. Additionally, they agreed to air an entire season all at once, something no one had ever done before. So, in reality, they were the ones who were taking a risk. And we're incredibly lucky they did”.
To celebrate these ten years, Netflix has put together a selection of its series, among the first and most recent, to (re)discover the platform's flagship works.