Netflix focuses on providing a variety of films, web series and documentaries to its users. With the content budget of about 8 billion USD, Netflix is adding licensed titles from all over the world and new original this year into the mix.
TV Time, a digital media company, polled its over 12 million registered users, with an average age of 17 to 34 years, to find out the most popular Netflix foreign language show in the community. Plenty of TV viewers from all over the world track their favorite shows using the TV Time app and also, use it to connect with other admirers. Till date, more then 7 billion episodes of television shows has been tracked and television viewers have checked into the TV Time app for more than 37 million times/month to react to their favorite shows on the television.
After tracking the data from millions of shows followed by the TV Time app for Netflix programming, these are 10 most followed foreign language Netflix series:
10. Club de Cuervos (Spanish)
9. Ingobernable (Spanish)
8. Erased (Japanese)
7. Devilman Crybaby (Japanese Anime)
6. Marseille (French)
5. Suburra (Italian)
4. Cable Girls (Spanish)
3. 3% (Brazil, in Portuguese)
2. Dark (German)
1. La Casa de Papel (A Spanish series)
In a recent event, Netflix has announced its extension to new areas that include the Middle East as well. As a matter of fact, most popular shows of several streaming sites do not originate in the U.S. Netflix’s best international original shows with global titles are picking up the pace and crossing cultures as well as languages. For instance, ‘Dark,’ which is the first German original series of Netflix has 90% viewership outside of the country of origin despite German being the prime language of the show.
Also, Netflix has announced new original projects, like Jinn. This supernatural thriller is about how lives of a few teenagers get disrupted by a jinn – disguised as a teenage boy. The series is expected to get aired in 2019 globally on Netflix.
On March 1st, Netflix launched Adel Karam: Live from Beirut – the first Arabic stand-up comedy. Recently, other titles that have been announced include Crocodile, Ghoul, and Leila.
Here is a list of 12 anticipated Netflix’s international original projects:
1. The Mechanism (Brazil) Premieres 23rd March
2. Edha (Argentina) Premieres on 16th March
3. Ingobernable (Mexican) Season second
4. Terrace House: Opening New Doors (Japanese)
5. Kingdom (Korean)
6. Sacred Games (India) Netflix’ first original Hindi-English series
7. Bardo (Taiwan) The first Chinese Netflix series
8. Elite (Spanish series)
9. Paquita Salas (Spain) second season
10. Fauda (Israeli series) Premieres 24th May; excluding France and Israel
11. The Rain (Scandinavia)
12. 1983 (Poland)
Netflix is growing at a really fast pace; adding over 8.3 millions of subscribers every year out of which, nearly 6.3 million are international subscribers. Spanning across more than 190 countries, Netflix has 117+ million members till date.