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NETFLIX IS EXTENDING ITS LIBRARY OF ORIGINAL AFRICAN CONTENT

December 04, 2018 / Yuveshen Darmalingum

African subscribers of Netflix will soon be able to watch local shows. The global streaming giant has planned to add original series from Africa next year to its ever-growing roster.Recently, Erik Barmack, Netflix’s vice president of international originals, declared, ‘’The company is in the process of looking at opportunities in Africa and will definitely commission series from Africa in 2019.’’The development is part of Netflix’s intentions to make its content library as diverse as its worldwide audience. The company is planning to offer users outside the US and Europe with original content highlighting their local stars. It has already offered its first original Arabic series, Jinn, a six-episode story based on Middle East folklore. It’s expected to debut next year. This year marked the debut of Sacred Games, Netflix’s first original show from India, and the company has six more original shows from India either planned or in produ...