If you spend a lot of quality time on your sofa during a typical weekend at home, you may be familiar with the verb "Netflixing." And the good news on that is, there are new original shows coming to Netflix SOON. Try to contain your excitement.
During a conference in Boston this week, Netflix chief financial officer David Wells offered some updates regarding two upcoming original shows, "Marco Polo" and "BoJack Horseman." As you may know, Netflix is doing pretty well with its original offerings so far, and people are frothing at the mouth for more.
"Marco Polo" is about the journeys of the famous world explorer. Wells said that it is "shot in exotic locales" and will examine Polo's time in 13th century China. The Weinstein Company is behind its production. The company is known for its work on "The Silver Linings Playbook." The show was originally slated to run on Starz, but it was deemed too pricey to make. It ought to offer a good dose of exciting battles and political intrigue later in 2014.
If world travel isn't your style, you may be more intrigued by "BoJack Horseman," a new animated show that Wells described as "Family Guy at their greatest aspiration level." Featuring the voices of Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris and Will Arnett, it tells the story of BoJack, a horse down on his luck after starring in a '90s sitcom. Both "Arrested Development" and "Breaking Bad" fans are going to want to keep an eye on this one.
Other projects Netflix has in the works include a sci-fi drama from the creators of "The Matrix" called "Sense8," and a series about the life and death of Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar called "Narcos."
Several other successful original shows are coming back for new seasons as well, including "Lilyhammer" and "Hemlock Grove." In other words, you might want to bring proper rations with you to the sofa, because you may be there for a while.