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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

According to Bloomberg, Netflix will be producing a brand new choose-your-own adventure show for adults. That’s right, very soon, adult audiences will be able to actually interact with their TVs and series like never before.

Earlier this year saw the release of the Netflix kids show, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile. The show itself wasn’t anything particularly special, but it was the streaming service’s first foray into choose-your-own adventures.

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This is something that’s been around for quite some time, but until the proliferation of streaming services, it really isn’t something that ever could have effectively caught on with mainstream audiences. The success of the kids shows really showed the viability of the genre to Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

As it’s been widely reported, Netflix will be spending somewhere in the neighborhood of $7 to $8 billion on original programming in 2018 alone. The streaming service saw the writing on the wall years back that content makers would soon split off to create their own direct-to-consumer services, and knew that if they wanted to survive, they’d need to get into the content creation business themselves.

Netflix is now considered one of the best TV “networks” out there today, and they’re also branching off into feature films. This desire to break into choose-your-own adventures is just one of the latest ways they’ll be working to stay ahead of the game.

What do you think of this idea? Can you imagine yourself playing a choose-your-own adventure on Netflix? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Bloomberg

  • Derek NOLA

    i love the idea… i always thought the movie clue did it really well with that ending…or should i say endings

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I’m mad at Netflix right now. They are removing It’s Always Sunny and raising my price.

  • Ryan Fink

    Likebthebidea but confused what the execution and user experience will be like.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.