By ALAN NELSON, Associated PressA series of events could bring Netflix’s TV show “Castle” to a close.
The streaming service is in negotiations to acquire the TV show from writer-producer Simon Kinberg, a Netflix executive told The Hollywood Reporter.
Netflix’s deal to acquire “Castles” comes just days after the streaming service revealed it had picked up a second series from former “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman for a late-2017 series order.
The deal also includes the TV series “The Defenders” and a series of movies based on the Marvel comics.
The move to acquire a second Netflix series comes as Netflix has expanded its slate of original programming, including a planned original series starring Jessica Jones and Daredevil.
“We’re getting ready to launch our first new show in 18 months,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said in an interview with The Hollywood Report.
“Castled is a huge part of that.”
Netflix has been busy acquiring original programming.
In addition to the “Castling” series, Netflix acquired “Hannibal,” “American Horror Story: Hotel,” “Hannah Montana,” “Bones” and “The Crown.”