NETFLIX has already revolutionised the way we (binge) watch our favourite TV shows, and thankfully it’s showing no sign of stopping its drive for innovation.
The streaming giant has introduced a brand new feature called ‘interactive storytelling,’ and it’s all about placing the power in users’ hands.
There is a catch, though – at the moment, the technology is only available on a select number of children’s titles. Not that this would stop us from tuning i
n. Netflix will launch its brand new narrative tech with Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile and Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale. Hoping to ‘push the bounds of storytelling,’ the interactive feature will offer viewers the chance to directly engage with the story they’re watching by influencing its progression.
While interactive storytelling is sticking with a younger audience for now, so as to encourage them to ‘think, engage and inspire their creativity,’ we’re sure it’s only a matter of time before us adults get a shot at it, too.
Sure, we probably shouldn’t have the power to change how the likes of Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards play out, but we certainly want it.
Earlier this month, the BBC officially announced that Tom Hardy’s Victorian crime caper Taboo would be coming back for a second series, which means more James Delaney, more of his grimy cohorts from the league of the damned, and even more grunting.
The first season aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom on January 7, 2017. Filming on series two is expected to begin in early 2018.
“I’m trying to write it as quickly as I can,” said series creator Steven Knight. “I would say we would hope to be shooting it… early next year.”
So, while an official air date has yet to be announced, we’d predict a similar scheduling for Taboo series two as the first – probably around January 2019.
Sir Ridley Scott, who will again executive produce the series, added: “We’re thrilled people want to know what happens next and that the BBC and FX are up for more adventures with the devil Delaney and the league of the damned.”
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