Netflix to Order African Original Series in 2019

Just recently, Netflix let the world know it plans to go big when it comes to Asia. With more focus on India last month, the company announced eight new originals.

Now shifting its focus to the second biggest continent, Netflix has said that it has finally decided to order original shows from Africa. While there isn’t any confirmed programming lineup that you’ll be able to enjoy, Netflix will “definitely order some series in 2019.”

According to Variety, Erik Barmack, the streaming giant’s VP, the company’s European team is looking into these opportunities. He further added that soon multinational casts will become the norm (in Netflix shows).

Along the similar lines, viewers will also soon be able to watch the first Arabic-language show in the form of “Jinn.”

As more and more non-English-language subscribers are getting attracted to Netflix, it makes perfect sense for the company to focus on these areas. Barmack also predicted that within years, half of the top 10 popular shows will come from outside the U.S.

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