WIRED Magazine To Debut a Netflix Original Series

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WIRED Magazine To Debut a Netflix Original Series

An internal email within WIRED Magazine leaked online today revealing some exciting news for the design world and TV fans. WIRED Publisher Kim Kelleher announced that the publication’s Editor-in-Chief Scott Dadich is slated to produce a new show for Netflix positioned as a “‘Chef’s Table’ — for designers.”

The series is to be based on WIRED By Design, a conference held by WIRED last year at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California. WIRED by Design was a live magazine that brought together some of the world’s most creative minds to elaborate on the importance of design in their work. The event celebrated good design and how it impacts our daily lives, and the show will likely seek to fulfill the same objective.

This series marks new territory for Netflix as the company’s first partnership with a magazine. It is unclear what the exact format of the show will be, but our gears are already turning on future possible magazine-streaming partnerships. A Rolling Stone artist biopic series? Better Homes and Gardens interior design-off? Women’s Health scripted drama? Only time will tell.

Read the leaked email via BuzzFeed below.


I’m thrilled to announce that WIRED has struck a first-of-its-kind deal with Netflix to create a new longform documentary series loosely based on WIRED by Design—with our own Scott Dadich as Executive Producer! (Think: “Chef’s Table”—for designers.) Production officially kicked off last week in San Francisco and filming will begin next month. RadicalMedia will produce the eight 1-hour episodes and Academy Award- and Grammy-winning director Morgan Neville (Best of Enemies, 20 Feet from Stardom, and Keith Richards: Under the Influence) has come aboard to direct. As with all Netflix original programming, the episodes will debut together around this time next year.
We wanted to let you all in on this exciting news early, but we are working with Netflix on announcement plans, so please keep this tightly under wraps for now. We’ll have more details to share in the coming weeks and months.
In the meantime, if you have questions, please direct them to Billy Sorrentino, and be sure to congratulate Scott when you see him!


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