Netflix rekindles summer of love

Streaming giant wants to make more romantic comedies following its films' strong streak last year and says viewers show no sign of abating appetites

After fuelling a boom in televised stand-up comedy, Netflix is resuscitating another genre that has been lying fallow in Hollywood - romantic comedies.

Last year, the streaming giant bet big on romance, releasing a slate of original rom-coms and dramas as part of its "Summer of Love" series.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2019, with the headline 'Netflix rekindles summer of love'. Print Edition | Subscribe