Following in the footsteps of last year’s Emmy Awards, last night’s razzle-dazzle Golden Globes saw Hollywood recognising the influence of online streaming service Netflix. The international entertainment platform is reaping the rewards of its decision to produce original content; while Robin Wright grabbed a gong for her role in ‘House of Cards’ yesterday, David Fincher’s political thriller was nominated alongside other Netflix productions including ‘Orange is the New Black’ and the new season of ‘Arrested Development’.
So, a new year promises to bring more Netflix shows – and potential future nominees. As well as new seasons of ‘House of Cards’ (which starts next month), ‘Weeds’ creator Jenji Kohan’s black comedy ‘Orange is the New Black’ and Eli Roth’s barmy supernatural series ‘Hemlock Grove’, there’s even more to look forward to.
From cult-bait comedy animation ‘Bojack Horseman’ to new shows focusing on Marco Polo and Pablo Escobar, there’s something for everyone. Geeks in the room? You’ll be back-to-back downloading ‘Sense8’, due in late 2014 and the brainchild of the Wachowskis. I’m hoping for the same gasp-inducing sci-fi showmanship that left me floored a decade ago when I first saw ‘The Matrix’. Let it be Netflix, let it be.