Patty Jenkins is on the up-and-up. After directing DC’s 2017 hit Wonder Woman, Jenkins was nearly immediately tapped to direct the sequel. Then, she landed the genre-bending and mind-twisting miniseries I Am the Night earlier this year on TNT. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Jenkins is heading to Netflix.
Reportedly signing a 3-year TV deal worth around $10 million, Jenkins has become just the latest creative force snapped up by Netflix. Both Ryan Murphy and Kenya Barris left their networks earlier this year to join the streamer. ABC’s Shonda Rhimes also jumped ship in 2017 to join Netflix under a massive overall deal.
Channing Dungey, Vice President of Originals over at Netflix released a statement on Thursday signaling the company’s excitement to work with Jenkins. “We’re thrilled to welcome Patty Jenkins to Netflix. Her trailblazing work has pushed boundaries and she confidently tells stories that leave an unforgettable mark. We look forward to fostering her many ideas and helping them come to life.”
Jenkins also released her own statement regarding her new deal with the streamer. “I’m so excited to embark on a great journey of making the new world of television with a company and group of people I admire as much as Ted [Sarandos], Cindy [Holland], Channing, Peter [Friedlander] and the team at Netflix. I look forward to digging in to some great work together soon.”
Jenkins’ next film, Wonder Woman 1984 hits theaters on June 5th, 2020.