Netflix is putting a lot of money into its European operations. Not only has it announced a new French series 'Osmosis' – as well as at least six new European original projects before the end of the year – it's also creating 400 jobs at its new European customer service hub.
'Osmosis' is the service's second French original series. The eight-episode series is set in Paris in the near future, in a world in which technology is able to decode true love. Like 'Black Mirror', it will explore the darker side of technology, and the dangers of letting an algorithm decide who you will love forever.
The showrunner is Audrey Fouche ('Les Revenants', 'Borgia') and producers Aude Albano and Claude Chelli ('Versailles').
Netflix also announced its first original series from Spain recently ('Las Chinas del Cable') and a new German series called 'Dogs of Berlin'.
The 400 new jobs will be at the firm's new European customer service hub in Amsterdam. The hub will serve 11 European countries, including the UK.
CEO Reed Hastings said he was "delighted" about the announcements. "Europe is a creative centre for great storytelling that resonates around the world and we continue to invest in European content," he added.