December 17, 2021
Spike Lee and Netflix have formed a new creative partnership that will have Lee direct and produce narrative feature films under a multiyear deal.
The partnership kicks off in January and follows four collaborations for the Academy Award winner with Netflix, including writing and directing Da 5 Bloods, writing and directing the “She’s Gotta Have It” series, directing Rodney King, and producing See You Yesterday.
Through the partnership, Netflix will also invest in and provide financial support for Lee’s ongoing mission to develop new talent and increase representation in the entertainment industry.
“There is no better way for me and my company 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks to begin the New Year than to renew our partnership with Ted [Sarandos], Scott [Stuber] and Tendo [Nagenda], fearless leaders of Netflix,” Lee said in a statement.
“Throughout Spike’s incredible career, his writing and directing have remained searing and insightful about our times, while still being incredibly entertaining,” Scott Stuber, head of global film, said in a statement. “We’re privileged to enter this new partnership with Spike and look forward to bringing the next chapter of films from Brooklyn’s very own to the world.”