Pose director Janet Mock has signed a new deal with streaming giant Netflix. According to Variety, the three-year, multi-million dollar deal gives the streaming platform first-look rights at her upcoming television series and feature films.
Janet Mock said, “As someone who grew up in front of the TV screen, whether that was watching talk shows or family sitcoms or VHS films, I never thought that I would be embraced.” She added, “And more than embraced. Given not just a seat at the table but a table of my own making.”
Vice President of Netflix Original Content Cindy Holland said, “As a best-selling author, producer and director, Janet Mock has demonstrated she knows how to bring her vision to thrilling, vivid life.” She concluded by saying, “She’s a groundbreaker and creative force who we think will fit right in here at Netflix.”
Janet Mock will become the first Black transgender woman to sign a deal of this magnitude at Netflix. Recently, Jill Soloway, who identifies as non binary, finalized a production deal with Amazon Studios. Prior to Mock and Soloway, Lilly and Lana Wachowski of The Matrix were the most commercially successful trans or non binary creators in Hollywood.
Janet Mock’s Pose is currently in its second season on FX.