Guests: Uzo Aduba and Kate Mulgrew of Orange is the New Black Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer for Netflix
Now that the film award season has come to a dramatic conclusion we are happy to turn our attention to the upcoming season of television. This week’s episode of Pop Culture Confidential covers the recent Netflix event in Berlin where they unveiled the upcoming lineup.
Host Christina Jeurling Birro was thrilled to speak with two of the stars of Orange is the New Black – Kate Mulgrew who plays Red and two-time Emmy winner Uzo Aduba who plays Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren.
We also speak to Netflix Chief Content Office Ted Sarandos who shares his journey with Netflix and the power of user data in creating original content including the hit House of Cards.
It’s a very special ‘on location’ edition of Pop Culture Confidential where we dive into the recent and upcoming milestones for Litchfield Penitentiary, what it means to be Captain of a Starfleet ship, the Oscar win for The White Helmets and how Netflix is supporting film distribution, and much more!
Ted Sarandos has led content acquisition for Netflix since 2000. With more than 20 years’ experience in the home entertainment business, Ted is recognized as a key innovator in the acquisition and distribution of films and television programs.
With the 2013 releases of House of Cards, Hemlock Grove, Arrested Development, Orange is the New Black, Turbo F.A.S.T., Derek, and Lilyhammer, Ted led the transformation of Netflix into an original content powerhouse that is changing the rules of how serialized television is produced, released and distributed globally.
Uzo Aduba is an actress and singer known for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black. for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014, a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015,
Kate Mulgrew is an actress with a career spanning forty years, including her currnet role as Galina "Red" Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black. Her previous roles include Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager. Mulgrew’s awards include an Obie Award, a Golden Satellite Award and a Saturn Award, as well as a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award nomination.