Binge-Viewing Movies? Netflix Bets on ‘Fear Street’ Trilogy

The streamer hopes that by turning adaptations of the R.L. Stine series into weekly film events, audiences will stay glued to the screen.

By Nicole Sperling

It’s crunchtime for Leigh Janiak. The writer-director is less than two months away from her Netflix debut, and she’s mixing sound and reviewing special effects with a clock ticking in the background. Only her process is moving at a much more harried pace than usual, since Janiak, as the director of the “Fear Street” trilogy, is trying to finish three movies at once. When she does, she and her producers at Chernin Entertainment will try an experiment with Netflix: For the first time, the streamer will release a movie weekly three Fridays in a row, beginning July 2.

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