Kevin Spacey on the Future of TV

Together with Director David Fincher and Writer Beau Willimon, Kevin Spacey pitched the concept of his new TV Show ‘House of Cards” to various major US TV Networks. Their reaction was that they believe in the show but still want to see a pilote episode first.

They’ve decided to team up with Netflix instead;

“The process of the producing a pilot, which he defined as spending “about 45 minutes establishing all the characters” and creating “arbitrary cliff-hangers”, was another factor behind House of Cards going to streaming service Netflix.”

All episodes of the first season were released at once.

He urges TV Channels to give control to viewers. The Audience wants the control – They want the freedom.

“We have demonstrated that we have learned the lesson that the music industry didn’t learn. Give people what they want, when they want it, in the form they want it in, at a reasonable price — and they’ll more likely pay for it rather than steal it.”

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