Netflix announced a new multi-year overall deal with “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins. The award-winning writer, director, and producer is teaming up with Netflix to produce new exclusive series, but Netflix is keeping the details a secret for now.
“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,” said 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,” said Jenkins. “I look forward to digging in to some great work together soon.”
Patty Jenkins directed Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2017 mega-hit “Wonder Woman,” but she was already breaking new ground back in 2001 with her Oscar-winning feature “Monster” with Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, and Bruce Dern. Jenkins was also behind the casting, building and directing the pilot and finale episodes of AMC’s hit show “The Killing,” earning her the 2012 DGA Award for Best Director of the Year along with a Primetime Emmy nomination.
With “Wonder Woman,” Jenkins became the first woman in history to helm a film with a budget over $100 million, and it dominated the box office charts. “Wonder Woman” opened at number one on the domestic charts with a $103M debut and went on to make over $821.8M worldwide.
Jenkins’ next film, “Wonder Woman 1984,” is set for a June 2020 release. Jenkins is serving as director, producer, and co-writer on the project. “Wonder Woman 1984” features Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen , Robin Wright, and Kristen Wiig.
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