Patty Jenkins inks overall deal with Netflix
James R | On 06, Sep 2019
Patty Jenkins is moving to Netflix having inked an overall deal with the streaming giant.
Netflix has increasingly looked to sign talent directly in recent years, as it builds its own library of original and distinct content rather than license programmes from other providers. That push has seen such major talent as Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rimes make Netflix their home. Now, Jenkins is joining them.
The award-winning writer and director is best known for directing Warner Bros. Pictures and DC’s 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman, which made her the first woman in history to helm a film with a budget over $100 million. But she made waves long before that with her debut Oscar-winning feature Monster.
Jenkins was also responsible for casting, building and helming the pilot and finale episodes of AMC’s hit remake of The Killing, garnering her the 2012 DGA Award for Best Director of the Year along with a Primetime Emmy nomination.
She is currently in post-production on Wonder Woman 1984, which she is directing, producing and co-writing and is slated for a June 2020 release. But she is also paving the way to more super things in the future, with a multi-year overall deal to produce new series exclusively at Netflix.
“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,” says Channing Dungey, VP, Original Series, 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, Cindy, Channing, Peter and the team at Netflix,” adds Jenkins. “I look forward to digging in to some great work together soon.”