Netflix Announces 70 New Star-Packed Original Films For 2021

In a time in history where the movie theatre industry is struggling to make ends meet because of the global pandemic of COVID-19, international streaming service has taken advantage of the gap caused by the pandemic.

On Tuesday, Netflix Inc. announced in a statement that it would release 70 original movies in 2021. The streaming service’s line-up of films includes one of its most costly to date, “Red Notice,” an action movie starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, as well as sequels to its popular romantic comedies “The Kissing Booth” and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.”

Netflix has also commissioned more than a dozen films, including the directorial debut of Halle Berry and a feature starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. The COVID-19 virus has made it hard for rival studios to release their projects, as many countries worldwide are on lockdown. This has led many studios to delay most of their top titles until more movie theatres are open.

Netflix is following on the path that it took in 2020, where they aired movies from the likes of Spike Lee, George Clooney and Gina Prince-Bythewood. All of this was done to fill in the gap caused by the pandemic and entertain people stuck at home.The streaming service also acquired several movies that were not able to air at cinemas.The movies that will be released in 2021 will be a variety of genres, including action, horror, comedy, thriller, drama, western and animation.

The film chief at Netflix, Scott Stuber says they are excited about the diverse content that the organisation will be airing “with this big of a global audience, there’s a great appetite for film,” he said.  Stuber further stated that the 70-film tally does not include documentaries, so subscribers must expect more content in 2021 as a whole.

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