Regina King and Netflix have agreed on a multi-year first look deal. Royal Ties, Regina's production company is entering into the first-look deal to produce films and series with Netflix. Her sister and former actress herself, Reina King, will serve as head of production.
This is just the latest in moves by Netflix, signing Black people to deals for their content to be seen by their subscribers. The streaming giant has also signed mega deals with people such as Shonda Rhimes, Kenya Barris, the Obamas, and Ava DuVernay. Regina joins a star-studded list of Blacks Netflix is helping to get their creative content out to the world.
Netflix's Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos said, “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".
Talented, Regina is. She started out in the industry at 14 in 1985, and has captured an Academy Award for her role as a Best Supporting Actress in If Beale Street Could Talk, a Golden Globe, and 3 Primetime Emmy awards for her work in various television shows. Time has also named Regina King as one of the most 100 influential people of 2019.
King 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.”