Director and producer Steven Soderbergh has signed a three year deal with WarnerMedia. While the financial terms of the deal are not available yet, Soderbergh has agreed to create and develop exclusive television content for WarnerMedia platforms for the next three years. Most notably, Soderbergh has already begun to work on Let Them All Talk starring Meryl Streep. The Streep led feature is set to premiere on HBO Max later this year.
“This arrangement grew out of talks Michael Sugar and I were having with Sarah Aubrey during the negotiations for Let Them All Talk, and there were four things tractor-beaming me toward this deal,” Soderbergh said in a statement.
“One, I have a history with both HBO and Warner Bros.; two, my definition of a good product, a good process, and a good working culture is shared by the WarnerMedia family; three, the wide range of potential outlets aligns with my range of interests; and four, I get to witness and participate in the building of something new at a very large scale. Oh, and there is a financial aspect, so that’s probably five,” Soderbergh continued.
“From Behind the Candelabra, to The Knick and Mosaic, we know first-hand that Steven Soderbergh’s creative genius knows no bounds,” HBO’s Casey Bloys said of Soderbergh.
“An indefatigable innovator, we couldn’t be more excited to continue our relationship with Steven and provide a home for his future projects,” Bloys added.
HBO is currently entering its post-Game of Thrones era which includes the continuation of Insecure, the emergence of Watchmen and much more.