It’s never been easier to get a show made in Hollywood. But it’s never been harder to make a hit.
The entertainment industry is churning out 1,600 shows a year – and several hundred movies – more programs than any human could watch in a lifetime, let alone a year. But for every “WandaVision” or “Bridgerton,” there are 100 shows you didn’t know about.
Some of these are quality shows that failed because the system failed them. They weren’t well-marketed or exist on a platform that almost nobody uses. Some failed because they just aren’t very good. And some failed for reasons nobody understands.
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