NETFLIX is releasing its first Welsh language TV show on its service.
Subscribers can watch Dal y Mellt, which translates as Catch The Lightning, from April.
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Netflix subscribers can watch Dal y Mellt, which translates as Catch The Lightning, from April
The crime thriller follows a group of misfits on a heist and will carry English subtitles.
Adapted from a novel by Iwan Roberts, it was made by, and put out on S4C last year.
Announcing it had bought the licence for the show, Netflix’s Benjamin King told Welsh MPs his firm could play a helpful role in promoting and preserving their language.
He said content made in Wales and about Welsh culture “travels extremely well” globally.
Welsh series Hinterland and Keeping Faith have recently appeared on Netflix but were both presented in English.
Thriller Havoc, made in Wales and starring Tom Hardy, is out this year.
The Welsh Government has a target of creating one million Welsh speakers in Wales by 2050.
Despite this, the latest census showed the number of Welsh speakers had dropped to 17.8%.