Did your favorite character get killed off on “Orange is the New Black?” Did you hate the latest twist in “House of Cards?” Well, Netflix might soon let you change that.
The streaming service is reportedly developing ways to put viewers in the director’s seat, giving them control of their favorite shows. According to The Daily Mail, Netflix is testing choose-your-own-adventure technology with plans to debut it later this year.
While some of the shows would offer linear plot choices to viewers, others would be more advanced, a source told The Daily Mail. Viewers would be able to branch off on different narratives as the show is happening. To make this work, actors would have to film several versions of each segment.
The options, the source said, could allow viewers to watch “infinite” shows.
Reed Hastings, Netflix’s president, confirmed to The Daily Mail that the company is working on making shows interactive, but didn’t go into detail.
While the first shows with this feature will reportedly be aimed at children, Netflix is experimenting with expanding it to other programs. If successful, the technology could be either applied to past hits or focus on new shows.
Approximately 54 percent of U.S. adults said they have Netflix, according to a new study reported by Variety, eclipsing the number of adults with a DVR.