Netflix has signed a multi-year first look TV deal with Will Ferrell and Jessica Elbaum’s Gloria Sanchez Productions, the streaming company confirmed.
The Netflix deal comes as the production company’s “Dead to Me” is heading into its second season on the streamer. Ferrell will also star alongside Rachel McAdams in the Sanchez-produced film “Eurovision,” that will premiere on Netflix in May. Sanchez separately has a film deal with Paramount.
The company, a subsidiary of Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, also named Brittney Segal to be Head of TV and David Koplan to be Head of Film. Elbaum founded Gloria Sanchez Productions as a sister company to Gary Sanchez, with a focus on female voices in comedy.
The company is just branching into TV; along with “Dead to Me” the company is behind truTV’s “I’m Sorry,” which is heading into its third season this year. Gloria Sanchez is mostly known for its films “Booksmart” (co-produced with Annapurna) and “Hustlers,” which was released by STX Entertainment.
The Kristin Wiig-led “Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar” will hit theaters in July, which Gloria Sanchez is partnering with Lionsgate. Co-written by Wiig and Annie Mumolo, the film also stars Mumolo, Jamie Dornan, Damon Wayans Jr. and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
Deadline first reported the news.