Regina King has inked a first-look deal with Netflix, the streaming service announced Wednesday. The director, producer, and Oscar-winning actress will produce films and series for the streaming service under her production company Royal Ties. Her sister Reina King will serve as the shingle’s head of production.
King won the Oscar for best supporting actress as Sharon Rivers in Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk” at the 2019 Academy Awards. She also has three Emmys — her most recent was in 2018 for outstanding lead actress in a limited series for the role of Latrice Butler in “Seven Seconds.” King has also directed episodes of NBC’s “This Is Us,” ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” and the season three finale of HBO’s “Insecure.”
Next up for King will be the starring role in Damon Lindeloff’s upcoming “Watchmen” series.
“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,” King said in a statement.
“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 Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos.