September 6, 2019
Netflix has signed award-winning writer, director, and producer Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman, Monster, I Am the Night) to a multiyear overall deal to produce exclusive new series for the SVOD pioneer.
Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
Jenkins is best known for directing Warner Bros. Pictures’ and DC’s 2017 blockbuster Wonder Woman and Oscar-winning feature Monster.
Jenkins became the first woman in history to helm a film with a budget over $100 million with Wonder Woman.
The film opened to rave reviews and became one of Rotten Tomatoes’ highest-rated superhero films of all time. Additionally, it smashed box office records, becoming the highest-grossing film of the summer and third-highest-grossing film of the year domestically, and the highest-grossing live-action film directed solo by a woman – domestic and worldwide.
Jenkins is also responsible for casting, building and helming the pilot and finale episodes of AMC’s hit show “The Killing,” garnering her the 2012 DGA Award for Best Director of the Year along with a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Up next for Jenkins is the highly anticipated sequel Wonder Woman 1984, which she is directing, producing and co-writing. The film is currently in post-production and slated for a June 2020 release.
“[Jenkins’] trailblazing work has pushed boundaries and she confidently tells stories that leave an unforgettable mark,” Channing Dungey, VP of original series at Netflix, said in a statement. “We look forward to fostering her many ideas and helping them come to life.”