Netflix is thinking about getting out of Georgia because it passed anti-abortion laws.
Yet they happily film in Egypt where it is illegal, too.
Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, stated, Tuesday, that the company would “rethink” its Georgia investments if the “heartbeat” abortion bill takes effect.
Netflix’s expressed reluctance to produce content in regions with strong anti-abortion laws seemingly does not extend to the Middle East, where recently the company has been ramping up the number of undertaken projects, according to Variety.
“Paranormal” is the most recent three Netflix original series to be set and produced in the Middle East.
“Jinn” is a Netflix produced teen drama with supernatural elements that was shot in Jordan, according to Variety. In Jordan, abortions are “very restrictive” and only legal when it is deemed that the mother’s physical and mental health are at risk or fetal impairment is determined, according to Haaretz.
“Al Rawabi School for Girls” is another Netflix original, also shot and produced in Jordan, featuring a female lead cast, according to Rapid TV News.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Netflix for comment but the company declined to comment on the subject.