Netflix announced a multi-year first look deal with director, producer, and award winning actress, Regina King. In the new agreement, King’s production company Royal Ties is entering into the first-look deal to produce films and series for Netflix and its subscribers. King’s sister, Reina King, will serve as head of production.
King was recently named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people of 2019 and won an Academy Award for her role as Sharon Rivers in the feature film “If Beale Street Could Talk,” as well as an Emmy Award for her role as Latrice Butler in “Seven Seconds.” Barry Jenkins wrote and directed “If Beale Street Could Talk,” which also featured Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Ed Skrein, Diego Luna, Dave Franco, and Pedro Pascal. The film went on to make $20M worldwide.
King has also taken on many roles behind the camera directing episodes of NBC’s “This is Us,” “The Good Doctor,” and the season three finale of “Insecure.” She will also star in Damon Lindeloff’s upcoming series “Watchmen” for HBO. King can also be seen in “The Big Bang Theory,” “American Crimes,” and was featured in “The Leftovers.”
“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,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix.
Said Regina King, “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.”
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