Why Netflix is Releasing Originals Every Week in 2021

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By Paige Greene
Web Content Assistant Manager

Despite a derailing year for both the film and TV industry, Netflix announced at the start of 2021 that it will release an original movie every week. This adds up to a total of 70 new movies Netflix will be providing viewers during 2021.

Netflix Film Club’s 2021 announcement trailer.

Since cord-cutting has become a popular option, many companies are launching independent streaming services. This means Netflix suddenly has a lot more competition when shows and movies are consistently being pulled off its service.

For example, hit show “The Office” was pulled off of Netflix towards the end of 2020. NBCUniversal, the company that owns the rights to the beloved series, took note of the enormous viewership “The Office” brought to Netflix. NBC then launched its own streaming service, Peacock, and used the popular TV show as the main attraction to the…

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