Netflix to Release Entire 30-Episode 2016 Election this Fall
Los Gatos, Calif — Netflix announced its plans to release the entire 2016 U.S. Presidential Election at once later this year.
The announcement comes in the wake of Netflix’s hit original political drama, House of Cards.
“Fans and critics alike have praised not only House of Cards top-notch production, but also its groundbreaking new distribution model,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said.
The first of the show’s two seasons will center on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s attempt to win the Republican presidential nomination following an early loss in the Iowa Caucus.
The second season, set to release on New Year’s Day 2014, will focus on Christie’s tough general election campaign against former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
“By consolidating the months of attack ads, debates, tumblr memes, and punditry into 30 episodes, we give viewers the opportunity to follow the election of their leader at their own pace,” Hastings said.
Netflix won the right to the untitled series after an intense bidding war with HBO. The cable juggernaut congratulated Netflix in a statement released earlier today.
“While we ere initially interest in the [2016 Election] project, early focus group testing showed revealed that most Americans do not care about the intricacies of politics,” HBO spokesperson Maryanne Wallace said.
“Did you know that almost half of the electorate doesn’t even bother to vote in a presidential election? With those odds, how could a show like his even work,” Wallace said.
Entire Population of Earth Sharing One Netflix Account
Earth — A new survey reveals that all of humanity is sharing one Netflix account in an attempt to get around the exorbitant $7.99 monthly fee.
The single Netflix account is registered to Kelly Franklin of Providence, Rhode Island. Ms. Franklin created the account in 2009. Her account has been accessed billions of times by people in every nation. Ms. Franklin has no idea how how so many people got her password.
“I gave it to my cousin Sophia so she could watch Arrested Development. I guess she must have lost the slip of paper that I wrote my password on,” Ms. Franklin said.
Netflix stock tanked in reaction to the news, which is another in a long line of issues for the digital movie distributor. CEO Reed Hastings held a press conference yesterday to address rumors of the company’s financial trouble.
“We’re not dicks, so we won’t limit the number of devices one account can be streamed on simultaneously, however, we do ask that every living soul be cool and just pay for an account. We’ll even throw in a free month,” Mr. Hastings said.
The plea will likely fall on deaf ears, as Ms. Franklin’s acccount is popular across the world.
“I was reluctant to get Netflix because of the price, but now that I have Kelly’s account, I love it,” North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un said.