Netflix, Inc. Now Wants ‘The Interview’ For Its Subscribers

Netflix, Inc. Now Wants ‘The Interview’ For Its Subscribers

Netflix on Wednesday revealed its intentions to make Sony’s The Interview available to its 53 million subscribers, according to the New York Post. Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, informed subscribers about the plans but gave no details on the efforts made by the company to get the movie onto their service.

Many factors influenced Netflix decision

Sony previously canceled the release of The interview, which is produced under the banner of Sony Pictures and stars James Franco and Seth Rogen, due to the hacking scandal, but it still can be viewed on some video services and in some independent theaters.

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In a television conference, Sarandos said, “People want to see the movie, and we want to be able to deliver the movie.”

Netflix faced criticism for not picking up the movie for streaming earlier after Sony canceled its plans for theatrical distribution. Sarandos informed subscribers that many factors influenced their decision, such as the fact that, “It was a very fluid situation … and it was also Dec. 24, when almost no one was in the country.”

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As of now, there has been no comment from Sony about any offer or request from Netflix. The concept of the movie is interesting, as Rogen and Franco play journalists involved in a CIA plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. However, the movie failed to hit theaters because the Sony studio’s computer system was hacked by unknown assaila