Netflix inks first-look deal with Regina King
James R | On 02, May 2019
Netflix has inked a first-look deal with Regina King.
The multi-tear agreement will see the director, producer, and award winning actress produce films and TV series for the streaming service, via her production company, Royal Ties.
Named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people of 2019, King has had an acclaimed career garnering multiple accolades. She most recently won an Academy Award for her role as Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street Could Talk as well as an Emmy Award for her role as Latrice Butler in Netflix drama Seven Seconds. King has also taken on many roles behind the camera directing episodes of This is Us, The Good Doctor, and the Season 3 finale of Insecure. She is next set to star in Damon Lindeloff’s upcoming seriesWatchmen.
“Regina King is a multi-faceted talent both behind and in front of the camera. She’s been a trailblazer for years, with boundless creativity and impeccable taste in projects, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that she will bring her formidable talents to Netflix,” says Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix.
“I am beyond thrilled to join the Netflix family. They are at the top of their game and as an artist I am so excited to come play in this wonderful sandbox they have created for storytellers,” says King.
Regina’s sister, Reina King, will serve as head of production of the shingle.