rolled out the red carpet at Rome’s Villa Miani on Wednesday to unveil new projects and expound on its international ambitions. CEO Reed Hastings
and Cco Ted Sarandos
made brief appearances high above the Eternal City introducing a series of panels and announcements that revealed details of such upcoming offerings as a continuation of the Peabody Award winning true crime mini The Staircase
; a documentary about the November 2013 Paris Attacks; a Julian Fellowes
-penned origins of soccer drama; German event series The Wave
; Idris Elba
-starrer Turn Up Charlie; its first Italian original film; and still more.
In 2018, Netflix is nearly doubling the number of produced shows and investment since 2017 overseas. It has over 35,000 people working on local productions and this year, says subscribers will have access to over 100 projects in 16 languages from 16 countries, including for the first time the Middle East and Africa.
The service said it is committed to local-language shows,