The acquisition negotiation was complicated as the Adventist Church had canceled the release of the show because of perceived theological inaccuracies.
Netflix spokesperson Block “Buster” Tueur said that church officials had orginally refused to sell the rights to the series.
“It took a lot of convincing,” said Tueur who said that he personally had spent hours plying members of the Biblical Research Institute with carob cookies and “cups of some equally nasty fake coffee called Postum before they agreed to a deal.”
Tueur said that BRI officials finally agreed to a test run of The Record Keeper on Netflix as long as the company promised to offer the entire catalogue of Mission Spotlight videos in their listings as well.
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