Netflix signed a new deal with writer, director, and producer Nahnatchka Khan, the director of the recent rom-com hit “Always Be My Maybe.” According to the company, Netflix signed a multi-year first-look deal with Khann for feature films, which will air exclusively on Netflix.
Khan made her feature film directorial debut with “Always Be My Maybe,” which starred Ali Wong and Randall Park. The movie released on Netflix back in May and was seen by 32M households in its first four weeks. Critics and subscribers loved the film, and it was an overnight hit. Khan is also the creator and executive producer of the television show “Fresh Off the Boat,” which is currently shooting its sixth season. Before that, she was the creator and executive producer of “Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23,” which aired for two seasons on ABC, from 2012-2013. The show was a personal favorite of mine, and ABC was foolish to cancel it. Most recently, Khan signed a four-year overall producing deal with Universal Television to create, develop, write, supervise, and produce series projects.
Scott Stuber, Head of Netflix Film spoke about the deal in a statement adding, “Nahnatchka is a whip smart, funny, talented filmmaker. She has an incredible eye for storytelling and bringing to light new talent and ideas. We’re thrilled to be the home to more of her films.”
Nahnatchka Khan Quote: “I had such an amazing experience working with Scott, Racheline and the entire team at Netflix – not only are they dedicated to making quality comedy, but also to supporting different voices and perspectives. Plus my dad just got Netflix so he could watch my movie and he’s expecting more content from me.”
Khan is represented by WME and attorney Marc Rindner.
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