It’s no secret that Netflix’s strategy for video domination is centered on churning out as much original content as humanly possible. From political thrillers like House of Cards to quirky reboots like Fuller House, it’s practically impossible to keep track of everything Netflix has in the pipeline these days. Just this week, for example, Netflix announced its plan to release a movie spinoff based on The Office along with a new animated series based on the Skylanders video game franchise.
Now developing and purchasing original content is anything but a cheap endeavor, which is why Netflix in recent years has scaled back many of its content deals with traditional publishing companies. It’s why the streaming giant last August had no problem letting its licensing deal with Epix expire, losing thousands of films in the process, including popular titles like The Wolf of Wall Street, Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.