Simon Cowell might be about to launch his first ever show for a streaming service, according to recent reports.Simon Cowell is in talks to work with Netflix as he looks at ways to expand and support his family.
The 60-year-old, who became a household name after heading up competition formats including The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, has reportedly organised a meeting with a top Netflix boss to discuss ideas for a new series.
“Simon’s moving with the times and thinks that his formats could work for Netflix,” a source explained.“They still believe there is life in talent shows and Simon is keen to see if they could make something work on Netflix.
The added, ‘Previously winning artists in the TV formats went to Sony’s Syco Music label but now there is no exclusivity and Simon Cowell can take them to any label in the future.’
“Simon has a proven track record of success with ‘Got Talent’ and ‘The X Factor’ – but he wants to move with the times and see what Netflix think of some of their new TV ideas.”
‘X Factor’ has been revamped recently with band and celebrity editions – although it has taken a break in 2020 – and the music mogul is reportedly keen to explore “wacky new ideas” with Netflix.
The source added: “They still believe there is life in talent shows and Simon is keen to see if they could make something work on Netflix.
“It’s early days but it’s all very exciting. Simon is an ideas man and loves when his team come up with wacky new ideas.
“And they think Netflix could be the perfect home for some of their ideas.”He said in a statement: “I won’t say this was an easy decision to make, however sometimes you have to personally support something you are so passionate about.
“I’ve always believed it’s important to take on new goals in order to drive new ideas and creativity so I’m very excited to be taking an independent and creatively-led Syco Entertainment into the future.”