It looks like congrats are in order to “Power” creator Courtney Kemp who has signed an eight-figure overall deal with Netflix.
According to Deadline, under the four-year deal, she will create new series and other projects for a global audience through her “End of Episode” banner, and based on the success of her projects for the streaming service, she reportedly has the possibility of raising those eight figures to nine.
While under the deal she will remain the executive producer for the “Power” franchise, and she will still be involved creatively. As we all know, her hit series “Power” became a global success, which led to three spinoff shows, “Power Book II: Ghost,” “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” and “Power Book IV: Force.”
Courtney shared her excitement to be joining Netflix and said, “I am incredibly excited to join the Netflix family, and to continue to develop the kind of entertainment that End of Episode is known for– diverse, multilingual, watercooler, social-media fueled series that pack a serious punch. I am looking forward to working with Bela and her team, who really appreciate the voice and perspective that we bring to the table.”
Courtney had previously re-signed a three-year overall deal with Lionsgate, which is the parent company of Starz, which is the home to the “Power Universe.” Deadline reports that different companies and studios, including Lionsgate, were in competition to gain a deal with Courtney, but ultimately Netflix became the winner.
Netflix’s Head of Global TV Bela Bajaria said, “Courtney is the real deal — a creative force and world-builder who makes great shows. I really admire her clarity of vision and voice, and she has a great sense for what audiences want. Courtney has accomplished something really rare and extraordinary in television and we are thrilled to welcome her to Netflix.”
Congrats to Courtney on her new deal.
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