Netflix has entered into a multiyear first look deal with director, producer, and award-winning actress Regina King and her production company Royal Ties to produce films and series for the service.
Her sister, Reina King, will serve as head of production of the shingle.
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Named one of Time magazine’s most influential people of 2019, Regina King most recently won an Academy Award for her role as Sharon Rivers in feature film If Beale Street Could Talk as well as an Emmy Award for her role as Latrice Butler in “Seven Seconds.” King has also taken on many roles behind the camera directing episodes of “This Is Us,” “The Good Doctor” and the season three finale of “Insecure,” among other projects. She is next set to star in Damon Lindeloff’s upcoming series “Watchmen.”
“Regina King is a multi-faceted talent both behind and in front of the camera,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. “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.”
“I am beyond thrilled to join the Netflix family,” said King in a statement. “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.”
In addition to the Academy Award, King also won a Golden Globe, an Independent Spirit Award and the National Board of Review award for her supporting role as Sharon Rivers in If Beale Street Could Talk. King has also won three Emmy Awards, including one for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her work in the Netflix racial crime drama “Seven Seconds” and ond for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for her role in the ABC anthology series “American Crime,” which also garnered her first Golden Globe Award nomination.
King is also known for feature film roles in the Jerry Maguire, How Stella Got Her Groove Back with Angela Bassett, Enemy of the State opposite Will Smith, Mighty Joe Young with Charlize Theron, Boys N the Hood, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous alongside Sandra Bullock, Cinderella Story opposite Hilary Duff, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde with Reese Witherspoon, and Daddy Day Care opposite Eddie Murphy.