Netflix has signed a co-production deal with Italian broadcaster Mediaset.
In a story first reported by Bloomberg, it’s said the companies will finance a total of seven titles with Netflix contributing most of the funding.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is due in Rome next week to officially announce the deal.
With co-productions already running in the UK, France, Spain and Japan, Netflix wants to expand its output outside of the United States.
The streamer needs to react to locally originated services and the potential loss of key properties as the likes of NBC and Disney begin to take back content they were happy to release prior to the launch of their own streaming services.
Netflix current international output amounts to around 60 titles including Club de Cuervos, Marseille and Estocolmo.