Have you ever fancied directing your own TV series? Well soon Netflix will let you.
It's reportedly planning choose-your-own-adventure-style shows that will let the viewer decide what happens. Want a happy ending? Select it. Fancy killing off your least favourite character? Just say it and it's done.
Trials will start this year, with children's shows the first to get the treatment, according to sources. One of these will involve an "established character", the report notes, but it hasn't been confirmed whether the feature would come to existing series or just new ones.
The Daily Mail quotes a source as saying: "We're doing work on branch narratives so you are actually making choices as you watch. All the content will be there, and then people will have to get through it in different ways.
"We'll see how it plays out. It's an experiment. We'll see if it gets much success. For creators, it's new territory."
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has previously confirmed the service is working on interactive shows. The ability to choose how the story goes has been a staple of video games for years, but it's relatively untried in the medium of TV series.
Source: Daily Mail