Watch Trailers for Two New Netflix Shows The Get Down and The Crown
"Maybe we're the first ones to light the fire."
Netflix's move into original programming continues, with the release of two trailers for new shows due to be screened in 2016. The Get Down is a '70s-set drama from Romeo and Juliet director Baz Luhrmann. Meanwhile, The Crown looks at the early life of Queen Elizabeth II. Check them both out below:
Neither show has a set release date as yet, but are both major parts of Netflix's continued expansion. The streaming giant has promised more than 600 hours of new programming in 2016.
As reported by Screen Daily at the CES conference in Las Vegas, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings explained that the company was now a "global internet TV network." He added: "With this launch, consumers around the world--from Singapore to St. Petersburg, from San Francisco to Sao Paulo--will be able to enjoy TV shows and movies simultaneously.
"No more waiting. With the help of the internet, we are putting power in consumers' hands to watch whenever, wherever and on whatever device."
It was also revealed that the Adam Sandler comedy The Ridiculous Six, which the company released last month, had already become the most watched movie ever on the service. Chief content officer Ted Sarandos cited the film's success as a prime example of the importance of original programming.
"The Ridiculous Six, by way of example, in the first 30 days, it's been the most-watched movie in the history of Netflix," he said. "It's also enjoyed a spot at number one in every territory we operate in, and in many of them it's still number one."