Ottawa ON — Netflix executives, under pressure from the CRTC to help fund Canadian content, has had a change of heart after viewing some Canadian content. Initally reluctant at such a high cost venture, the exectuves watched shows such as Road to Avonlea and The LIttlest Hobo to guage what types of Canadian content they were expected to fund.
” Oh, this is it?” one executive was overheard saying during a riveting episode of The Littlest Hobo. “I’m sure we can give Canada some camcorders and a couple of crime-solving dogs, they seem to be able to make it work.” Geez, we don’t even need to provide a set, this dog just wanders from town to town, perhaps we can look at some sort of a reboot.”
They watched shows such as Road To Avonlea and Train 48 and were shocked to find how little the CRTC was asking for. Half these shows look like someone was walking around with a home camera and just shooting what they saw. It’s practically Youtube.
Shows such as Schitt’s Creek with proven stars would probably be something they would want to stray from but Danger Bay, DaVinci’s Inquest and Emily of New Moon are the types of shows they can pull off with their funding.
It’s expected that Netflix will run this by the CRTC to see if they are willing to accept the dogs and cameras and if they like it, you can expect some new Canadian content coming to your scrolling list.