By Ryan Matsunaga (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: May 28, 2013 03:47 PM EDT
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With the success of "House of Cards," "Hemlock Grove" and the triumphant return of "Arrested Development," Netflix is obviously taking this original content angle very seriously. So what's next for the online video service?

According to Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos the service plans to double its original programming slate in 2014.

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"After David Fincher directs a series for Netflix, no one else can say, 'Well, I'm not going to direct a series for the Internet,'" Sarandos said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.

That certainly turned out to be the case, with Netflix tapping some of Hollywood's biggest talent and studios for their upcoming projects. Here are five shows the service currently has in development:

1. "Orange is the New Black"

"Orange" is set to debut as Netflix's next original series. The comedy-drama is based on Piper Kerman's memoir centering around her year in a women's prison.

The series will follow Taylor Schilling ("Argo") as Kerman. Convicted of a drug smuggling charge, she must learn to navigate the prison system and survive 15 months of incarceration.

It sounds a lot darker than it supposedly is, with Salon calling the original book "honest, insightful and often very funny."

The series will hit Netflix in July.

2. "Lilyhammer Season 2"

Netflix's original content initiative might have gotten the buzz it deserves with "House of Cards," but "Lilyhammer" was actually their first attempt. The Norwegian-American series stars Steven Van Zandt as a New York gangster who goes into the witness protection program. He's sent to live in Lillehammer, Norway, and struggles to fit into his new, "clean" life.

The show hasn't been particularly well received by U.S. audiences—although, it had a regular TV run in Norway—but if you're a fan, the second season went into production early this year.

3. "Sense8"

With their ambitious first stab at sci-fi, Netflix has tapped the Wachowskis, creators of the Matrix. "Sense8" is a sci-fi thriller, which Netflix describes as "a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted."

Not much is known about the series, but so far Andy and Lana Wachowski have partnered with "Babylon 5" creator J. Michael Straczynski to write the 10 episode season. The series is set to debut late in 2014.

4. "Turbo: F.A.S.T."

Not content to just tackle live action, Netflix has joined forces with DreamWorks Animation to adapt the upcoming feature Turbo to the small screen. The film version opens on July 19 and stars Ryan Reynolds, Michael Pena, Paul Giamatti, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Michelle Rodriguez and Samuel L. Jackson.

If this series is taking any cues from DreamWorks' other animated TV series like "Kung Fu Panda" and "Penguins of Madagascar," then it will likely not feature the original voice talent. Still, it is interesting to see how Netflix will handle an animated series, especially one aimed at younger audience. "Turbo: F.A.S.T." is set to debut in December.

5. "Derek"

This series is a little different, as it is not actually a Netflix original series. Instead, Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. distribution rights to this TV series starring Ricky Gervais. "Derek" utilizes a mockumentary style format to follow an awkward man-child who works in a home for the elderly.

"Derek" also features the acting talents of Kerry Godliman and Karl Pilkington, of podcast "An Idiot Abroad" fame. The pilot premiered last year in the U.K., stirring up quite a bit of controversy, but has nonetheless received a six episode order.

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