Netflix has announced it will be producing more interactive shows following the global success of Black Mirror spin-off Bandersnatch.
With Disney+ and Apple’s upcoming streaming service on the horizon, it is likely the streaming giant is clambering to protect itself before it loses subscribers to its competitors.
Disney+ is set to be home to most of the world’s most popular fictional worlds.
Netflix recently cancelled its incredibly popular and critically acclaimed Marvel TV shows Luke Cage, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and (less popular and critically panned) Iron Fist.
After a take over of Fox studios, Disney now owns the producing rights of all Marvel universe characters and it has been hinted that the Netflix shows could find a new home on the Disney platform.
This in addition to a Star Wars series, written and produced by Jon Favreau, dubbed The Mandalorian — Mandalorians are mercenaries and bounty hunters in the Star Wars universe, the most popular being fan-favourite Boba Fett.
According to a report from Variety, Netflix’s VP of product Todd Yellin claimed the streaming giant is “doubling down” on its interactive series.
“It could be a wacky comedy. It could be a romance, where the audience gets to choose, should she go out with him or him,” explained Yellin.
The interactive storytelling format finds its origins in Choose Your Own Adventure books and LaserDisc games.
It will be interesting to see if Netflix can replicate the success it achieved with Bandersnatch.