Simon Cowell 'in talks with Netflix to launch new talent show' in quest to find next One Direction

Simon Cowell is said to be in talks with Netflix to launch a new talent show in an effort to find the next One Direction.

Simon Cowell 

Simon Cowell is said to be in talks with Netflix about a new talent show, as he aims to find the next One Direction.

The 64-year-old entertainment mogul has taken plenty of acts under his wing and turned them into superstars, like the beloved boy band, who shot to fame on 'The X Factor' in 2010.

Now, Simon is attempting to make a new talent programme with the streamer, alongside the production company Box To Box Films, who are behind 'Formula 1: Drive To Survive'.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Simon is preparing to sign a huge deal with Netflix to find the world’s next biggest boy band.

"He is working with the team behind 'Drive To Survive' on the show and wanted to get it on a streamer because it fits the audience better.

"Simon knew 'The X Factor' had grown tired so he wanted to do something that looked completely fresh and new.

"He is renowned for spotting talent and One Direction’s success came off the back of him putting them together. Simon wants to replicate this and find a group who can reach the heights One Direction did.

"Filming for the show has already started in the UK and he is so excited about what’s to come."

The show has been dubbed "X Factor 2.0".

An insider told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Previously Simon has looked to ITV for his projects, but he now feels global streaming platforms are the way forward. He wants to find the next 1D and use one of these platforms and launch them to the world.

"This is effectively 'X Factor' 2.0. Simon has the biggest songwriters in the world on standby holding massive hits, and is in talks to try to find the right partner to stream the project."

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