I had no idea Netflix produced their own shows!
Netflix currently has the U.S. and Canadian licensing rights to Lilyhammer
, a joint Norwegian-American production starring Steven Van Zandt as a former mafioso living in Norway. All 8 episodes of the first season are online, and a second season has been ordered.
House of Cards
, starring Kevin Spacey and produced by David Fincher (who will also direct the first episode), was the first original series Netflix purchased. Netflix outbid both HBO and AMC for the series, and ordered 26 episodes to air over 2 seasons starting late this year.
Starting early next year, Netflix will be distributing new episodes of Arrested Development
(probably around 10, as a lead-in to the movie, based on Mitchell Hurwitz's comments a month before the announcement).
Jenji Kohan, the creator of Showtime's Weeds
, is developing a comedy called Orange is the New Black
for Netflix. It will start with 13 episodes.
Eli Roth is developing a thriller/horror called Hemlock Grove
for Netflix, also to start with 13 episodes. No "broadcast" timeframes have been annonuced for these last two yet.