The Creator of ‘Gravity Fall’ is Coming to Netflix
Please be an animation!
The animated hit “Gravity Falls” may be over but Alex Hirsch isn’t done creating. Netflix announced this week that the company has signed a multi-year overall deal with the animation creator, sparking the hopes of animation-fans across social-media.
Under the terms of the deal, Hirsch will exclusively develop new series and features for Netflix. Hirsch is the creator of the Annie and BAFTA award-winning series, “Gravity Falls,” a personal favorite of mine and a terrific animated franchise.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the amazing roster of talent coming to Netflix”, said Hirsch. “Plus it couldn’t hurt to be on The Algorithm’s good side before The Singularity hits. Awesome things are coming!”
“Alex is an imaginative storyteller with new ideas who’s quickly developed a reputation as a fresh new voice in animation,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content for Netflix. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with him as we continue expanding our adult animated slate.”
Alex Hirsch is a writer, director, producer, and bestselling author best known for creating and voicing the animated hit series Gravity Falls. The series didn’t just stop at a television show, The ‘Gravity Falls Journals,’ short-stories and books have been bestsellers the world over, and a popular item on Amazon since they were first released.
Netflix also entered into a multi-year exclusive overall deal with international bestselling author Harlan Coben. As part of the deal, Netflix will work with Coben to develop 14 existing titles and future projects, including his upcoming novel Run Away, into English language and foreign language series, as well as films, to premiere on Netflix around the world. Coben will serve as an executive producer on all projects.
Harlan Coben, the perennial #1 New York Times bestselling author of thirty novels, has sold over 75 million books and his work has been translated into 43 languages around the world. He currently has two crime drama series on Netflix — Safe, starring Michael C. Hall, which premiered earlier this year and the 2015 French series No Second Chance.
“Harlan’s page-turning crime novels are beloved by readers around the world,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals for Netflix. “We are excited to continue our partnership with him and develop his suspenseful thrillers into global Netflix originals.”
“I loved working with the Netflix team on Safe, and seeing the fantastic audience response around the world,” says Coben. “I’m thrilled to continue our relationship to create more original films and series with them on a global scale.”
Coben has received an eclectic variety of honors from all over the world. He was president of the inaugural CANNESERIES Official Competition Jury in April 2018. In Paris, he was awarded the prestigious Vermeil Medal of Honor for contributions to culture and society by the Mayor of Paris. He won the El Premio del Novela Negra RBA in Spain, the Grand Prix de Lectrices in France, and the CWA/ITV3 Bestseller Dagger for favorite crime novelist in England. On the other end of the spectrum, Little League Baseball inducted him into their Hall of Excellence in 2013 and he is also a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame from his playing days at Amherst College. In May 2018, he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.