The cast of The orange is the new black He released a video on Wednesday afternoon announcing that the next seventh season would be the last of the innovative and award-winning Netflix series. That is not necessarily terrible news. Seven seasons is a good and healthy race and more than what most shows get. Also is true that The orange is the new black he has lost part of the drive that once made him unavoidable on television: there seem to be limits to how far a narrative can be carried within the confines of prison walls.
The orange is the new blackThe end of the series will continue a little behind the final season of House of cards which opens next month. It can be hard to remember a time when Netflix it did not have a new original series that opens every week, but in 2013, when the company went from being a convenient place to berth Frasier to the creator of content in its own right, House of cards Y The orange is the new black They were two of the first shows released. It was also the programs that instantaneously turned Netflix into a prestigious home, award-winning storytellers when they got Emmy, the cable station for directing and a guest actress in its first two years in the game. I went five years later and Netflix tied HBO with the most statues won at the 2018 Emmy Awards. But now the platform has set its sights elsewhere and it's time to say goodbye to the stories that launched an empire.
In addition to House of cards Y Orange is the new black, the rest of the first wave of original dramas based on Netflix algorithms:Hemlock Grove, Marco Polo, Bloodline, Sense8, and (technically) NarcosThey have already left At one point, it seemed that the infinitely deep pockets of Silicon Valley combined with the top-secret classification data meant that Netflix would Never cancel a series, but the platform has recently become a bit more judicious and started cutting programs here and there.
Even Marvel superheroes, too big to fail at the box office, fell to Netflix's ax for the first time last week, when the much-maligned Iron fist He failed to get a third season. That does not mean an end to comic book shows on Netflix, but it does mean that this particular universe is not infinitely expansive. The Marvel Netflix shows have been on a slippery downhill for a while, but Reckless Season 3, which opens this week, is a return to form and a sign that if the platform reigns slightly in its television ambitions, there is still much juice in the street superheroes.
But with the expired Emmys, the rising stock prices and the endless stream of content that keeps TV critics and fans struggling to keep up, Netflix has no worlds to conquer? On the contrary. The company is now channeling a considerable amount of energy and resources to take over the world of cinema. In addition to filling their stables with the cinematic talent of List A, Netflix hired a phalanx of strategists from the awards season, fought with the Cannes Film Festival for their right to compete and even changed their world-famous logo, all in the search. by Oscar Gold. Like BuzzFeed & # 39; s Adam B. Vary notes:
Earlier this month at the Venice Film Festival, Netflix.
silently introduced a new opening logo, designed exclusively for when
His films are screened in movie theaters. A thin and bright red line pierces the
in the middle of a black screen, followed by a vivid rainbow of other lines
that finally join in the "N" of Netflix, the word "Netflix"
It does not even appear. Apart from appearing much more cinematic, the new
The logo is a sign that, to be a dominant player in the
In the world of cinema, Netflix has realized that it has to start behaving less.
as a disruptive force once in a generation, and more as a
Old school movie company.
Netflix made a small splash at the Oscars earlier this year when the drama Mudbound he was nominated in several front-line categories and the documentary Icarus He took home the first statue of the platform for a feature film project. With Alfonso Cuaroón. Rome A prominent film festival and one of the first Oscar favorites for next year's ceremony, Netflix's priorities could not be clearer. But if Netflix takes the biggest prize in Hollywood next year, it would be nice to remember Piper, Taystee, Suzanne, Sophie, Poussey, Red, Alex, Lorna, Nicky, Claire Underwood and all the other women who opened the way.