Netflix Wants To Find Their Own Harry Potter Or Star Wars

Netflix wants to find their own Harry Potter or Star Wars, but doesn’t everyone? Netflix has been doing some very innovative things in the past few years. However, there is one area where they still lag behind movie studios, and that’s franchises. A huge franchise usually takes some blind luck and a little hard work to achieve. Or, if you have the money Disney does, then you can buy your franchises already made.

Netflix has been buying up some potential themselves when it comes to franchises. For more adult content then Netflix seems to be really pushing The Witcher. The Witcher is Netflix attempt to cash in on that Game of Thrones audience and so far so good. Season 2 of The Witcher is on the way, along with an animated prequel and a live-action limited prequel series as well. However there is one area where Netflix themselves feel they’re lacking, and that’s a family friendly franchise.

Tendo Nagenda, the vice president of original films at Netflix, recently spoke with THR, here is what he said.

“We’re looking at big, broad-audience, PG-level adventure films as something that we want to get into,” Nagenda explained. “Something along the lines of the first Star Wars, or Harry Potter 1 and 2. A lot of family live action, fantasy, spectacle movies that we think are big and can play great. A Jumanji-type of story. That is the next frontier.”

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Asked if he believes that will put Netflix into even greater competition with regular movie studios, he responded:

“Well, we look at it as what aren’t the studios focused on. New ideas. We want to encourage great talent to think that way. George Lucas created Star Wars — it wasn’t based on a book. If you have that kind of imagination – like the Wachowskis with The Matrix – we feel like we’re the place to take the chance on those types of innovative ideas and filmmakers.”

Well, that’s the real trick isn’t it? For Disney. The investment is made, now comes the plethora of Marvel and Star Wars content on Disney+. Amazon has went deep on fantasy, securing both The Wheel of Time and The Lord of the Rings. I’ll guess neither of those are going to be particularly family friendly, especially given the time period being covered in The Lord of the Rings. I’m sure a lot of studios are out there looking for the next big family friendly franchise. Can Netflix find it before the rest?

What books out there should Netflix be buying the rights to, where could that next big franchise come from? What do you think of this story that Netflix wants to find their own Harry Potter or Star Wars? Leave your thoughts below as always.

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