Patty Jenkins is the latest filmmaker to ink a deal with streaming giant Netflix.
The Wonder Woman director has signed a massive multi-year pact with the streaming platform for an overall TV deal. Deadline reports that Jenkins will produce a brand new series exclusively for Netflix.
Netflix’ Vice President for Original Series Channing Dungey confirm the news to the outlet with a statement saying:
“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,” Dungey adds singing praiser for the filmmaker.
While Jenkins is best known for being the director behind one of DC’s biggest blockbusters and its sequel Wonder Woman 1984, cinephiles will recognize her for her silver screen directorial debut, Monster. The 2003 crime drama feature earned actress Charlize Theron an Oscar for starring as serial killer Aileen Wuornos.
Jenkins has also acknowledged the matter speaking to Deadline as she shares her excitement to work with the talented pool of creatives from the streaming giant.
“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,” said Jenkins. “I look forward to digging into some great work together soon.”
The filmmaker made history after becoming the first woman to direct a feature film with a budget going over $100 million with Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot. The highly anticipated sequel is set for a June 2020 debut.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.