Netflix inks overall deal with Alexander Woo
James R | On 11, Feb 2020
Netflix and Alexander Woo have entered into an overall deal for scripted projects.
Woo is a playwright, screenwriter, and writer/producer for television. He most recently was co-creator, showrunner and executive producer of The Terror: Infamy on AMC, which was set during World War II, and centered on a series of bizarre deaths that haunted a Japanese-American community.
Named one of “TV Scribes to Watch” by Variety in 2019, Woo previously served as executive producer of HBO’s True Blood, earning an Emmy nomination, two Golden Globe nominations, and two NAACP Image Award nominations. His other TV credits include the Emmy-nominated Showtime series Sleeper Cell, the NBC series LAX, the FOX series Wonderfalls, and the WGN America series Manhattan. On the film side, Woo developed and wrote the screen adaptation of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks at HBO.
“We admire Alexander Woo’s passion for innovative storytelling and creating characters and narratives that captivate and transcend genres. We’re excited to have him on board and look forward to seeing what his creative talents bring to the screen next,” says Peter Friedlander, Vice President, Original Series, Netflix.
Woo will work with Netflix to develop, write and produce content across drama and science fiction genres.
“I love telling stories with an urgency and a reason for being, and can’t wait to tell those stories together with my new partners at Netflix,” adds Woo. “I’m also grateful to AMC for giving me the opportunity to do that with The Terror: Infamy.”