Netflix signs overall deal with Steven S. DeKnight
Staff Reporter | On 22, Jun 2018
Netflix has entered into a multi-year overall deal with writer, director and producer Steven S. DeKnight.
DeKnight was the creative force behind the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil, serving as showrunner and executive producer, as well as the hit series Spartacus, both of which are currently available on Netflix US.
DeKnight attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and went on to earn an M.F.A. in playwriting from UCLA. He has since written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and wrote, directed, and produced on the series Angel, Smallville, and Dollhouse before creating and running Spartacus for Starz.
With his first feature film, Pacific Rim Uprising, now under his belt, he has proven himself a multitalented player in genre film and TV, an area that both Netflix and Amazon Studios are increasingly focusing on, following the success of Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and Netflix’s Marvel series.
“Steven S. DeKnight is a multifaceted writer, director, producer and showrunner whose daring visions have gripped audiences for years,” says Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content, Netflix. “From Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which become a global cult sensation, to his historical gladiator epic Spartacus, and his unforgettable work on season one of Marvel’s Daredevil, Steven’s bold, visceral storytelling has left its mark. We look forward to teaming with him on future original series and other projects for our members around the world.”
DeKnight adds: “Collaborating with Netflix on the first season of Daredevil was one of the most satisfying creative endeavours of my career. The level of trust they place in their creatives is matched only by their unflagging support and enthusiasm for storytelling. I couldn’t ask for a better home for myself or DeKnight Productions.”