At the same time, the company announced a raft of new programming for Europe. Since 2012, Netflix has committed more than $1.75 billion to European licensed and original content as well as co-productions, and its canon includes more than 90 original pieces of work in various stages of development. The company confirmed new series TROY: Fall of a City, Black Earth Rising and The Spy, which the service is co-producing in association with BBC One, BBC Two and Canal Plus.
“Great storytelling knows no geographic bounds,” said chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “After four years of original programming and filming in 18 countries, we know compelling stories can come from anywhere and no matter their origin, can resonate with audiences around the world. In fact, of the European shows available on Netflix last year, more than half of watchers came from outside of Europe, which is why we are confident our upcoming slate of international shows will be enjoyed by viewers in their home countries and beyond.”