While 83 million household viewed 6 Underground, I was one of those households that viewed as a misfire for Netflix taking and it looks like Netflix’s head of original films agrees.
During an interview with Variety, Netflix’s head of original films Scott Stuber admitted that Netflix wasn’t really happy with how the film turned out internally. He acknowledges that the movie was a hit but nothing about there was nothing in the movie that justified a sequel,
“We didn’t feel like we got there on that one creatively. It was a nice hit, but at the end of the day we didn’t feel like we nailed the mark to justify coming back again. There just wasn’t that deep love for those characters or that world.”
Netflix wants their movies to break into the pop culture stratosphere much like their shows have done. Stuber admits that they haven’t quite gotten there with their films but their goal is to still make their movies more culturally relevant:
“We have to be more consistent at making these movies more culturally relevant and putting them in the zeitgeist. We know the audience is there for these movies, but I want people to feel that impact in their conversations with friends and colleagues where they’re saying did you hear about this movie ‘Old Guard’? We’ve done it, but we haven’t done it consistently.”