Netflix has become a major Hollywood player
The Netflix group is expected to win many statuettes at the upcoming Oscars, one of whose productions, The Power of the Dog, is racing to the top of the nominations for the Oscars, is pushing the envelope with an armada of films and series in 2022 where the biggest names in cinema appear.
Netflix, the main actor of the global streaming, has established itself over the years as a major player in the film industry between popular successes (Don’t look up, 2021) and author (Roma, 2018; The Power of the Dog, 2021), takes out the big game with more than 80 feature films planned in 2022.
Netflix does not cut corners internationally and signs with big Hollywood names in directing and acting: Jessica Chastain, Judd Apatow, Guillermo del Toro, Ryan Gosling, Daniel Craig … with The Gray Man, the platform’s first blockbuster, as a highlight.
Directed by the Russo brothers, who are among the biggest successes of the Marvel universe (Captain America, Avengers), the film will be the first opus of an action film franchise based on the eponymous novel by Mark Greaney, co-writer of the adventures of Jason Bourne.
The star of the film is a former CIA agent converted into a hitman, played by Ryan Gosling who will face Chris Evans among a host of other stars including Ana de Armas, Wagner Moura, Dhanush or Regé-Jean Page.
Why change the recipes of success, Netflix has profitable film franchises, Netflix will broadcast this year Knives drawn 2 where Daniel Craig will resume his role of private detective to solve a new mystery in Greece surrounded by Edward Norton, Janelle Monae or Kate Hudson.
In Europe and specifically in France, Netflix is also exploiting the vein of sequels to successful films with the return in early May of its house star Omar Sy, under contract for several years with the platform, in Far from the Beltway, the sequel to the police comedy The Other Side of the Beltway (2012), which he co-starred in with Laurent Laffite.
The sequel to Lost Ball 2 will soon be available, the second installment of the eponymous action film, which had accumulated more than 37 million views worldwide after its first month of operation in 2020, establishing the popularity of French-style feature films such as Bronx or more recently No Respite, with Franck Gastambide.
Netflix has become successful on the big screen, but the series is betting in France on Drôle, a creation by screenwriter Fanny Herrero (Dix pour cent) that delves into the world of stand-up comedy, but also on the documentary Johnny by Johnny about the French rock icon. She will also put French rap in the spotlight with Nouvelle Ecole, a docu-reality series in which Niska, Shay and SCH search for the next hip-hop nugget.