Patty Jenkins is the latest filmmaker to join the Netflix roster. The director of Wonder Woman and executive producer of I Am The Night has signed a three-year deal to create, develop, and produce new projects for the streaming service. According to sources and The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins will make about $10 million in the deal.
Netflix Vice President of Originals Channing Dungey said the following regarding the deal:
“We’re thrilled to welcome Patty Jenkins to Netflix. Her trailblazing work has pushed boundaries and she confidently tells stories that leave an unforgettable mark. We look forward to fostering her many ideas and helping them come to life.”
Jenkins has had her foot in the television world occasionally in her career. Aside from I Am The Night—the six-episode series written by her author husband Sam Sheridan, in which she produced and directed for TNT—Jenkins also directed the pilot and finale for the series The Killing. Jenkins has this to say regarding her future endeavors with Netflix:
“I’m so excited to embark on a great journey of making the new world of television with a company and group of people I admire as much as Ted [Sarandos], Cindy [Holland], Channing, Peter [Friedlander] and the team at Netflix. I look forward to digging in to some great work together soon.”
Jenkins’ Netflix deal puts her on a growing roster of talent for the company that features the likes of Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, American Crime Story), Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder), and Kenya Barris (Black-ish). She is currently in postproduction on the DC Universe sequel Wonder Woman 1984, which is due to be released in June 2020.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter.