Murray actually revealed more details about it in this farewell interview with David Letterman earlier this week. He mentioned that Jason Schwartzmann and Rashida Jones are among the actors that will also star.

In any case, A Very Murray Christmas is yet another sign of how Netflix is transforming itself into a destination for must-watch, buzzy original content. Its content boss, Ted Sarandos, has said the company’s long-term aim is to launch 20 scripted series a year.

Here, courtesy of RBC Capital Markets, is a list of the more prominent original shows it has commissioned:

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Although making original shows is expensive, investors are utterly besotted with this strategy. Netflix is the best performing stock in the S&P500 this year, rising more than 80%, compared with a 3% rise for the broader market.

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