Netflix doesn’t have any more Originals that feature characters from Marvel Comics. But they have done a great job of bringing in a lot from other publishers. For example, they have IDW’s Locke & Key. As well as Dark Horse’s Umbrella Academy. The streaming titan already has first-look deals with both Millarworld and Dark Horse and today they announced the addition of a third.
Today Netflix announced that Boom Studios has signed a first-look deal with them. This deal expands their current relationship with the comic book publisher that includes last year’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. As well as David F. Sandberg’s upcoming feature The Unsound.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, we have learned that under this deal Boom Studios will produce live-action and animated series based on their library of titles. Their library is not as big as other publishers. Their advantage is that they don’t have many pre-existing deals for their titles. Last year their number of original titles grew 63 percent. Meaning that Netflix will be getting access to a lot of good titles for its streaming service. Boom Studios founder and CEO Ross Richie and development president Stephen Christy will oversee all programming developed.
“We generate 20-plus new original series a year and are thrilled to partner with a company that is as prolific as we are,” Richie said. “Boom’s unique partnership model of controlling the media rights to our library benefits creators by positioning them to be packaged with high-end directors, screenwriters, and producers. We’re thrilled to continue our track record of translating our best-selling award-winning library with the best TV talent in the business but now with the undisputed leader of the new streaming era.”
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“Boom characters are innately special, they’re colorful, diverse and varied and their stories have the power to ignite something in all of us,” said Brian Wright, VP originals at Netflix. “We can’t wait to bring these stories from the page to the screen to fans in every corner of the world.”
Boom Studios include Eisner Award-winning franchises like Lumberjanes, Something Is Killing the Children, Once & Future and Mouse Guard. Before the deal, they had already been very busy shopping their stories. Currently, they have about 20 films and television series in development.
This is a great deal of Netflix. They can offer audiences different stories and characters then what we are used to seeing. I hope that seeing some of these stories on their televisions and devices encourages people to pick up comic books.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter