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Netflix will not be doing business with Sony Pictures Television or its subsidiaries associated with the recently greenlit controversial pilot “Cocked,” Variety has learned.
“Cocked,” which hails from Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Steven Cragg, tells the story of a corporate executive (Dylan McDermott) who moves back to his West Virginia hometown after a conglomerate takes over his company.
The only way he can keep running the factory is if he agrees to produce a reality TV show starring his real family as America’s answer to ‘The Osbournes.’ In addition to McDermott, the pilot stars Jason Lee, Dreama Walker, and Kim Dickens.
In April 2015, Netflix announced it had signed a multi-year deal with Sony Pictures TV to produce exclusive series for the streaming service.
“Cocked” will not be included in that deal, however. The show was initially picked up by Crackle, the online network owned by SPT, in May 2015. Netflix had offered to take it on when it outbid Crackle a few weeks ago, but Sony didn’t accept the offer because of Netflix’s “lack of transparency.”
Crackle’s version of “Cocked,” which has been completed since April, is expected to launch at some point.
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Netflix is planning to produce a new TV show called “Cocked” that will star Kim Dickens from the hit series “Deadwood,” Jason Lee from the movie “My Name Is Earl,” Dreama Walker from the recent ABC show Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23″ and some guy.
However, critics’ opinions on this production remain split, as some suggest it may be Netflix’s next big hit while others claim it may be its first colossal bust.
This is a conflicting situation for Netflix, which has been riding high since their new releases of “Daredevil,” “House Of Cards,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” This isn’t their first attempt at producing original content, either. Recently they made waves with the announcement that “Wet Hot American Summer” would receive a prequel series. David Wain also revealed that at the Sundance Film Festival, they were in talks with Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler about reviving their cult classic movie “Wet Hot American Summer.”
Both of these announcements have been met with enthusiasm from critics who claim success for Netflix’s new line of original programming, as well as fans of the actors who star in each show. Unfortunately, they failed to mention anything about this new production during those announcements, which has left many wondering what effect it will have on their future.
In an interview with Variety, Crackle CEO Eric Berger said he believes Netflix is still committed to producing quality shows despite its failure to obtain “Cocked.”
“I’m confident that Netflix is going to continue to greenlight quality shows,” Berger said. “They’re a better partner now than ever before, and we’re very excited about our upcoming slate.”
Netflix has not commented on the future of its show. Still, insiders have suggested that they are likely willing to produce it as they have recently been making a name for themselves as a company willing to take risks on new ideas, which could pay off in significant ways.