Netflix’s entire line-up of original series exist in the same universe.
Chief content officer Ted Sarandos made the shock announcement this morning while speaking on a panel discussion in Shanghai, adding that there were plans to cross-pollinate characters across the SVOD giant’s various shows.
“It doesn’t much take much imagination to see how the likes of House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, The OA, The Get Down, Narcos, The Crown, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and to a lesser extent, Daredevil and Sense8 could all exist simultaneously in the same world,” he told the audience at the annual TV Shanghai Connect conference.
“This was our vision when we began Netflix’s strategy of original programming, with the eventual aim of seeing our most beloved characters used across different shows.”
Although Sarandas claimed he was just “bouncing around some ideas,” he offered the audience a few suggestions for future cross-pollinated storylines.
“I can envisage Claire Underwood becoming a dominant figure in Litchfield Penitentiary should her spell in the White House be cut short, or perhaps Eleven adding some telekinetic spark to the House of Windsor,” he said. “And I’d love to see Kimmy’s housemate Titus Andromedon take a break from New York to become a Colombian drug lord.”