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Netflix continues to sign big-time creators to one splashy overall after another.
This time, it’s Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins signing for a big payday. Deadline reports the overall deal is for multiple years and will include a series produced exclusively for Netflix.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Patty Jenkins to Netflix,” said Channing Dungey, VP of original series at the streamer. “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.”
Most fans probably know Jenkins best as a feature director. Wonder Woman is, of course, her biggest commercial hit, but she also directed the Oscar-winning Monster in 2003.
Jenkins is also no stranger to television. Her work on AMC’s The Killing earned her awards attention. Recently she also worked on Betrayal and I am The Night.
The timing seems right for Jenkins to settle into an overall, as she is putting the finishing touches on the highly anticipated Wonder Woman 1984. The DC sequel is slated to hit theaters on June 2020.
Brenden Gallagher is a politics reporter and cultural commentator. His work has been published by Motherboard, Complex, and VH1. He’s the co-founder of Beer Money Films, an indie production company. Based in Los Angeles, he works in television drama as a writers assistant.