Netflix Going After Original TV Series

Hopes to be the first to air new David Fincher/Kevin Spacey show
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 16, 2011 8:07 AM CDT
Netflix in Talks for David Fincher and Kevin Spacey's New TV Series
In this Nov. 24, 2010 file photo, a Netflix customer holds her movies she rented, at her home in Palo Alto, Calif.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Is Netflix the next HBO? The company’s in talks to be the first to distribute a new original series directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. Netflix is reportedly prepared to pay more than $100 million for 26 episodes of the series, a political drama called House of Cards based on a British miniseries. It would stream on Netflix before showing up on any other outlet, but afterward, the company financing it could make other deals for TV broadcasts or DVD releases. (More Netflix stories.)

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