Despite scathing reviews from critics, Netflix has greenlit a sequel to “Bright,” with star Will Smith and director David Ayer expected to return.
The streaming service announced the plans Jan. 3, just two weeks after the fantasy police drama debuted. “Bright” is Netflix’s most ambitious and big-budget film yet, with estimates that it cost approximately $90 million to produce.
Despite scathing reviews from critics, Netflix has greenlit a sequel to “Bright,” with star Will Smith (left). (Matt Kennedy/Netflix via AP)
With a sequel, Netflix will hope to make its first film franchise even though “Bright” has garnered just a 28 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But “Bright” has still been widely watched. Nielsen reported that 11 million watched “Bright” in the United States in the first three days. N
etflix doesn’t release viewing numbers, but it said “Bright” has been its most viewed movie in all of Netflix’s 190-plus countries.
The film stars Smith as a police officer in an alternate