NETFLIX To Trial Choose Your Own Adventure Storylines


NETFLIX To Trial Choose Your Own Adventure Storylines

Netflix, the TV-streaming company behind hit shows such as The Crown and House Of Cards, is working on ways to give viewers control of key plot decisions.

The streaming service, which brought us Stranger Things and Orange is the New Black, is planning trials of new technology allowing viewers to have control over what happens during their shows.

Actors would film several plot segments, and then viewers will be able to choose how the story moves forward.

This could either work or not, but fans have definitely thought about doing some of the scenes or plots in their favorite TV shows differently. "All the content will be there, and then people will have to get through it in different ways", an unknown source said in an interview with the publication. The source said they will see first "how it plays out" and see if it will get "much success".

The idea - reminiscent of childhood "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, where readers got to skip to the page they wanted to read - would see the Netflix let you decide whether you want a happy ending or a little bit more drama.

Reed Hastings, Netflix's president, confirmed to The Daily Mail that the company is working on making shows interactive, but didn't go into detail.

Netflix's original series - Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Stranger Things, to name a few - have enjoyed enormous success as they have been created around what people want to watch. For creators, it's new territory'. He said that with interactivity, "you can try anything". Just in case you haven't noticed, Netflix is not only taking over television and movies, it's beginning to take over all of media, and that even includes the technology with which we consume our media.