Patty Jenkins is the latest creative mind to sign a big deal with Netflix. The Wonder Woman director has officially signed on overall TV deal with the streaming service, which is just the latest in a string of big career moves for the longtime filmmaker. This comes as Netflix will see a huge wave of competition flood the streaming marketplace in the coming months. Content is going to be key and they're keeping at least one sought-after talent away from the likes of Disney, Facebook and Apple.
According to several reports, Patty Jenkins has closed the deal, which will see her create, develop and produce new shows for Netflix. Financial terms of the deal weren't officially disclosed, but it's said to be worth in the $10 million range. Netflix vice president of originals Channing Dungey had this to say about the deal in a statement.
"We're thrilled to welcome Patty Jenkins to Netflix. 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."
Patty Jenkins made a name for herself with her 2003 drama Monster, which went on to win Charlize Theron an Oscar. Jenkins spent several years directing high-profile TV shows, such as Arrested Development and The Killing. However, it was 2017's Wonder Woman, which went on to become a critical darling and box office smash, that really put her on a whole different level in Hollywood, ultimately paving the way for this new deal. Jenkins had this to say in a statement.
"I'm so excited to embark on a great journey of making the new world of television with a company and group of people I admire as much as Ted [Sarandos], Cindy [Holland], Channing, Peter [Friedlander] and the team at Netflix. I look forward to digging in to some great work together soon."
More recently, Patty Jenkins directed and produced the limited series I Am the Night, which starred Chris Pine. She's also currently hard at work on Wonder Woman 1984, which is set to arrive in theaters next summer. Jenkins is just one of several high-profile creatives to sign high-dollar deals with Netflix. American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, Game of Thrones duo David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and even Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are all creating content for the service now.
With Disney+ set to launch in November, along with Apple+, and with HBO Max and NBC's streaming service coming next year, Netflix will be competing for subscribers in a big way. Having a name like Patty Jenkins on their side certainly won't hurt matters. Luckily, the deal just extends to TV, which means Jenkins can still pursue movie projects elsewhere. No specific projects between Jenkins and Netflix have officially been announced yet. This news was previously reported by The Hollywood Reporter.