Netflix has doubled its spending on UK-based productions in 2020 to $1 billion (£750 million) thanks to the popularity of shows such as The Crown, Sex Education and The Witcher.
The money has been used to shoot more than 50 TV shows and films in the UK during 2020, and is double the $500 million the streamer spent in the UK in 2019.
A Netflix spokesman said: “The UK is an incredibly important market to Netflix and we’re proud to be increasing our investment in the UK’s creative industries.
“The Crown, Sex Education and The Witcher are among the shows that have been made in the UK this year and will be watched by the world. And these shows are a testament to the depth of talent that exists here.”
“We will continue to invest in the best content in every genre, and are fully committed to supporting British production and creative talent for many years to come.”
Earlier this month Netflix announced the appointment of ITN CEO Anna Mallett to oversee production in the UK.
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