Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, continues its investment in European content with the announcement of new original series from Norway and Spain.
Greg Peters, Netflix Chief Product Officer, revealed the two new projects during his keynote speech at Web Summit.
The two series are Ragnarok, a Norwegian original series, drama rooted in Norse mythology from award-winning writer Adam Price , and Alma, the Spanish series, a young adult supernatural drama written by Sergio G. Sánchez.
Both titles will enter production in 2019 and launch globally on Netflix in 2020.
Netflix also unveiled the trailers for 1983, Netflix’s first Polish original series launching globally on 30 November and Dogs of Berlin, Netflix’s second German original series launching globally on 7 December.
All the titles will be available to Netflix members around the world in more than 190 countries.
In his speech, Mr Peters shared insights on the Netflix process of subtitling and dubbing European content, enabling shows like Dark from Germany, Elite from Spain and The Rain from Denmark to find fans around the world, as well as exploding demand for entertainment in languages other than English.
“Great stories can come from anywhere, and they can travel everywhere, as long as we use technology to get the right story in front of the right person, and make it a great experience,” he said.
“The more that creative communities and storytellers can find these new audiences, the more the world opens up to hearing new tales and diverse perspectives,” Peters added.
In addition to 1983 and Dogs of Berlin, Netflix is launching new original shows from Italy (Baby, 30 Nov), France (Plan Coeur, 7 Dec) and Turkey (Protector) before the end of the year. Netflix also announced in recent weeks five new German projects and seven new French titles, as well as season 2 of Spanish show Elite.