“Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins has signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix.
The TV-only deal will see Jenkins produce new series for the streaming service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“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 Netflix vice president of originals Channing Dungey.
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The deal for Jenkins, whose “Wonder Woman” was the highest-grossing female-directed film in 2017, comes a month after Netflix landed “Game of Thrones” creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff. In recent years, Netflix has also signed Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy and Kenya Barris to lucrative deals. Jenkins’ most recent TV work was on TNT’s limited series “I Am The Night,” which she executive produced. It was written be her husband Sam Sheridan and starred Chris Pine, who co-starred on “Wonder Woman.”
“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 [Serandos], Cindy [Holland], Channing, Peter [Friedlander] and the team at Netflix,” said Jenkins. “I look forward to digging in to some great work together soon.”
Jenkins’ sequel to “Wonder Woman” — “Wonder Woman 1984” — is due out in theaters next summer. Gal Gadot returns as the DC Comics superhero, along with Pine, Connie Nielsen and Robin Wright. Newcomers Kristin Wiig and Pedro Pascal will star in the film as well.