25/01/2016 12:52 GMT | Updated 25/01/2016 12:59 GMT

'Brookside' Creator Phil Redmond Says The Future Of Soap Lies In Netflix And Amazon Prime

‘Brookside’ and creator Phil Redmond has hinted that there could be life in the defunct soap yet, in the world of online streaming.


During a recent interview, Phil admitted that he thought the future of soaps lay with online streaming services like Amazon Prime and Netflix.

He told Digital Spy: “I think probably in about five years or so, you'll find Netflix and Amazon looking to create a soap in some shape or form. They'll probably rediscover the genre, and that might be an interesting thing - what they'd do if they could make a show like ‘Brookie’ now."

Phil Redmond

In addition to their original drama series, like ‘House Of Cards’ and ‘Orange Is The New Black’, Netflix has begun experimenting with other genres, such as animated series ‘BoJack Horseman’ and Chelsea Handler’s as-of-yet untitled talk show, which will begin streaming later this year.

They also unveiled their first original feature length film, ‘Beasts Of No Nation’, in October of last year.

Amazon Prime, meanwhile, will begin airing Jeremy Clarkson’s new motoring show in May, following his much-publicised departure from ‘Top Gear’ last year.

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