Netflix in History

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Events in Film & TV

  • 1997-08-29 Netflix is founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hasting in Scotts Valley, California as an online DVD rental business

Film Release

2013-02-01 "House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix

Television Premiere

2013-07-11 "Orange Is the New Black" premieres on Netflix starring Taylor Schilling, first series to be nominated for comedy and drama Emmy awards

Film & TV History

2015-05-22 Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival

Television Debut

2016-07-15 "Stranger Things" debuts on Netflix created by the Duffer Brothers, starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Natalia Dyer and Millie Bobby Brown

  • 2017-08-08 The Walt Disney Company announces plans to create its own streaming service, cancelling ties with Netflix
  • 2017-12-05 Netflix fires actor Danny Masterson from "The Ranch" after allegations of rape
  • 2018-01-22 Netflix becomes the largest digital media and entertainment company in the world worth $100 billion

Film & TV History

2018-05-21 Former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama sign deal with Netflix to produce films and series

  • 2018-09-08 75th Venice International Film Festival: a Netflix film wins the Golden Lion for the first time with "Roma"

Album Release

2019-04-17 Beyoncé releases a live album of her 2018 Coachella performance on the same day as her Netflix documentary "Homecoming"

  • 2019-07-17 Streaming service Netflix reaches 150 million subscribers worldwide, but with slower growth than forecast

Film & TV History

2019-10-16 Netflix reveals its most popular original movie was Sandra Bullock's "Bird Box" and TV series "Stranger Things" for the year

  • 2021-09-17 Netflix drama "Squid Game" premieres created by Hwang Dong-hyuk

Film & TV History

2021-09-27 Netflix says Shonda Rhimes' "Bridgerton" is its most-watched series ever, with "Extraction", starring Chris Hemsworth, its No. 1 film [1]

  • 2022-04-20 Online streaming service Netflix suffers its first subscriber loss in a decade, losing 200,000 customers Jan-Mar [1]
  • 2022-07-12 Netflix's South Korean drama "Squid Game" is the first non-English series to be nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Drama [1]

Film & TV History

2022-12-08 Documentary series "Harry & Meghan" about Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex begins streaming on Netflix

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1958-04-29 Marc Randolph, American entrepreneur and co-founder and ex-CEO of Netflix, born in Chappaqua, New York
  • 1960-10-08 Reed Hastings, American businessman, entrepreneur and co-founder of Netflix, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1991-01-29 Amberley Snyder, American barrel racer (subject of Netflix film "Walk, Ride. Rodeo), born in California