LOS ANGELES Even Netflix has programming regrets.
Though the streaming giant is home to countless popular originals including the recent Gilmore Girls revival there are still shows the platform wish it had acquired.
One of the shows on the Los Gatos-based company’s wish list? The beloved BBC hit The Great British Bake Off.
Next season, the television series is transitioning from the BBC to Channel 4.Netflix already has two popular British offerings: Charlie Brooker’s dystopian anthology Black Mirror and Peter Morgan’s The Crown.
“I wish wed had a shot at Bake Off,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in an interview with The Telegraph last week. “It moved very quickly, and we didnt. The shows very, very popular on Netflix, all over the place, so we wouldve definitely been interested.
“I wish wed had a shot at Bake Off”
Bake Off is moving because its production company (Love Productions) was unable to reach an agreement with the BBC on money. Channel 4 reportedly paid around $31.2 million per year for the series.
In addition to leaving its original broadcasting home, the cooking show will also lose judge Mary Berry and TV presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. The only star remaining on the show is judge Paul Hollywood.
With 15.9 million viewers, the show’s seventh season finale its last episode on BBC was the most watched TV program in the UK since 2012.