Congrats are in order to Regina King as she recently signed a multi-year first-look deal with Netflix.
According to Deadline, under the deal, she will produce films and series for the streaming service through her Royal Ties Production Company. Her sister, Reina King is to serve as the head of production.
Regina expressed her excitement about the deal and said, “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.”
As many of you know, Regina starred in the Netflix series “Seven Seconds,” and her role as Latrice Butler earned her an award at the 70th Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.
Earlier this year she won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” She also won a Golden Globe for her role in that film, and during her acceptance speech at the award show, she vowed to employ at least 50% women on everything she produces.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer added, “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.”
Congrats to Regina King on her new deal over at Netflix.