Get ready to experience a whole lot more TV goodness from Netflix and Steven S. DeKnight. DeKnight has been a real tour de force on the TV front, creating shows like Spartacus, and showrunning Season 1 of Daredevil, and has just inked an overall deal with Netflix. His production company will be committing to a multi-year deal with the streaming giant to produce more content.
“Steven S. DeKnight is a multifaceted writer, director, producer and showrunner whose daring visions have gripped audiences for years,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content, Netflix. “From Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which become a global cult sensation, to his historical gladiator epic Spartacus, and his unforgettable work on season one of Marvel’s Daredevil, Steven’s bold, visceral storytelling has left its mark. We look forward to teaming with him on future original series and other projects for our members around the world.”
Said DeKnight, “Collaborating with Netflix on the first season of Daredevil was one of the most satisfying creative endeavors of my career. The level of trust they place in their creatives is matched only by their unflagging support and enthusiasm for storytelling. I couldn’t ask for a better home for myself or DeKnight Productions.”
Of course, DeKnight isn’t restricted to just TV. Most recently, he helmed Pacific Rim Uprising, which had a middling reaction from both fans and critics alike. Is this proof that he will be going back to TV for the foreseeable future and not producing a film in the near future? Perhaps, but given his talent o the small screen, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Plus, maybe after coming back from more TV, he’ll be able to get an original project greenlit. Fingers crossed.
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