DOUBLES its UK budget to $1billion

DOUBLES its UK budget to $1billion following the success of hit shows The Crown and Sex Education The streamer has expanded its budget to spend on 50 shows in the UK A spokesperson said current hits are a 'testament' to UK talent It has increased budget by 50% from the $500m spent on British-made last year  The mammoth budget allocated for the UK is the largest in all of Europe and is second only to the money spent on U.S-based productions 

By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline

Published: 15:28 GMT, 25 November 2020 | Updated: 15:28 GMT, 25 November 2020

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has doubled its UK production budget to $1billion (£750m) thanks to the success of hugely-popular shows such as The Crown and Sex Education.

The streaming giant has expanded its budget to spend on more than 50 shows in the UK, as a spokesperson said current hits are a 'testament' to UK talent.

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Despite a testing year for , which saw production of the second season of The Witcher halted twice amid the pandemic, it has increased its budget by 50% from the $500m spent on British-made films and TV shows last year.

Big budget! Netflix has doubled its UK production budget to $1billion (£750m) thanks to the success of hugely-popular shows such as The Crown and Sex Education (still from The Crown series four)

Big budget! has doubled its UK production budget to $1billion (£750m) thanks to the success of hugely-popular shows such as The Crown and Sex Education (still from The Crown series four)

A spokesperson, said: 'The UK is an incredibly important market to and we're proud to be increasing our investment in the U.K.'s creative industries.

'The Crown, Sex Education and The Witcher are among the shows that have been made in the UK this year and will be watched by the world. And these shows are a

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