It looks like Netflix is liking their collaborations with Dark Horse thus far. Umbrella Academy has done pretty well for the service. As was reported last month, the comic book-based series managed to bring in 45 million viewers worldwide in its first month of streaming. Sure, the Mads Mikkelsen-starring film Polar didn’t do so well, but I suppose it all went well enough that a first-look deal was in order. As reported by THR, the streaming giant has signed a first-look deal with the publisher.
“We are very excited about this new arrangement with the talented people at Netflix,” said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse president and founder. “We have strong creative relationships as well as a large content library to work with and, as we have seen with our recent projects, Netflix is the perfect partner to bring our stories to fans around the world.”
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“With The Umbrella Academy and Polar, Netflix has pushed our content out into the world and allowed it to spread in a way that we’ve never experienced before, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring a whole new slate of movies and shows to their world-wide audience,” said Keith Goldberg, svp at Dark Horse.
Adds Netflix’s Cindy Holland, “The Netflix teams are already working in deep collaboration with Dark Horse to identify projects beyond the world of traditional superheroes — branching into horror, fantasy and family entertainment — that we think our members will love.”
Of course, Dark Horse isn’t the only big company it’s doing business with. Another big one is Millarworld, so at least they’re in good company. What do you think of this new deal? Let us know down below!
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