Director, producer and award winning actress Regina King has inked a first look deal with Netflix.
King’s production company Royal Ties is entering into the deal with Netflix to produce films and series for the streaming giant. Her sister, Reina King, will serve as head of production.
“Regina King is a multi-faceted talent both behind and in front of the camera,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer. “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.”
King has won an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award, the prestigious National Board of Review award and three Emmy Awards with her latest being for her lead role in the limited Netflix series Seven Seconds.
“I am beyond thrilled to join the Netflix family,” King says. “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.”
Joining the likes of Shonda Rhimes, Kenya Barris and Barack and Michelle Obama, King is definitely in good company. Congratulations Regina!