Netflix is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California, though the company is headquartered in Los Gatos, California. They are best known for providing streaming media, video-on-demand online and DVD by mail. In 2013, Netflix expanded its company into film and television production as well as online distribution, which is where their biggest success lies.
Since debuting its first series, House of Cards, it has greatly expanded the production of both film and television series, even offering original content through its online library of films and television, which they label as "Netflix Original". Since then, Netflix has released an estimated 126 original series and films, more than any other network or cable channel. As of October 2018, Netflix has 137 million subscribers worldwide, 58.46 million of which were in the United States.
The streaming service is now home to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, an American supernatural horror drama series. The streaming giant initially granted the series a sizable two-season, 20-episode, straight-to-series order.
- According to Forbes, the first season of Riverdale is #5 on Netflix's 'Shows We Devoured in 2017' list.