Regina King signs first-look, multi-year deal with Netflix

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Regina King appears on the “Today” show on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC

Regina King has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix to produce films and series for the streaming giant via her Royal Ties production company.

The Oscar winner’s sister, Reina King, will serve as head of production of the shingle, according to Deadline Hollywood.

“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,” says Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer.

Named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people of 2019, director, producer and actor King most recently won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role as Sharon Rivers in “If Beale Street Could Talk” as well as her third Emmy Award for her role as Latrice Butler in “Seven Seconds.” She won her previous two Emmys in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for her role in the ABC anthology series “American Crime,” which also earned her first Golden Globe nomination.

King also has gone behind the camera directing episodes of “This Is Us,” “The Good Doctor” and the Season 3 finale of “Insecure” among others. She is next set to star in Damon Lindelof’s upcoming series “Watchmen” for HBO.

King is the latest top-shelf creative to ink a deal with Netflix, following big deals for Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes. King and Rhimes both moved to Netflix from ABC Studios.

“I am beyond thrilled to join the Netflix family,” King says. “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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