'House of Cards' will be Netflix' first original program, and puts the company in direct competition with HBO and Showtime, which have had years of original hits that have helped raise their subscriber bases.
Today, it appears that Netflix will be bidding on their second original program, a comedy series from Jenji Kohan, the mind behind "Weeds" on Showtime.
The streaming and DVD rental company is currently in talks with Lionsgate TV over the show.
While details are still shaky, the show will allegedly be based on the Piper Kerman memoir 'Orange Is the New Black: My Year In a Women's Prison.' Kerman spent a year in a minimum-security prison in Connecticut for a small part in a money laundering scheme and met a number of colorful characters.
Netflix recently separated its streaming and physical DVD rental programs, making it 60 percent more expensive if you want both.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 22 Jul 2011 20:14