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One of Netflix's main selling points is its original content – it's the only place you'll see 'Stranger Things', 'Orange is the New Black' and 'House of Cards'. And now it's looking to bolster that line-up with even more original content.

The streaming service wants half of its total offering to be original content, with the other half being licensed TV shows and films. That's according to Netflix chief financial officer David Wells.

The service recently picked up an innovative crime thriller called 'Shimmer Lake', whose story is told in reverse. The story centres on a "local sheriff's quest to unlock the mystery of three small-town criminals and a bank heist gone wrong". It will show each day of the investigation in reverse, culminating in the heist itself.

At the end of last year, Netflix said that in 2016 it would double the amount of original programmes it offered, from 16 in 2015 to 31 in 2016. But it's not the only one investing heavily in original content – arch rival Amazon Prime Video will screen its big hope 'The Grand Tour' this autumn. The car show reunites the former 'Top Gear' trio of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.

Source: Variety 1, 2

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