Netflix announces new deal with BOOM! Studios

The streaming giant Netflix has signed a first-look deal with BOOM! Studios for new live action and animated series.

BOOM! is responsible for famous comic book series like Lumberjanes, Something is Killing the Children, Once & Future, and Mouse Guard. These are all best-selling Eisner Award-winning comics.

The web series which will be developed through this deal will be overseen by BOOM! Studios CEO and Founder Ross Richie along with President of Development Stephen Christy as executive producers.

Netflix and BOOM! have already collaborated on upcoming film The Unsound. It has been directed by David F. Sandberg and is based on the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn and Jack T. Cole.

The studio also created a graphic novel series in 2019 which tied into Netflix original show The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Brian Wright, Vice President, Original Series at Netflix said:

BOOM! characters are innately special, they’re colourful, diverse and varied and their stories have the power to ignite something in all of us. We can’t wait to bring these stories from the page to the screen to fans in every corner of the world.

BOOM! Studios CEO and Founder Ross Richie said:

We generate 20+ new original series a year and are thrilled to partner with a company that is as prolific as we are. BOOM!’s unique partnership model of controlling the media rights to our library benefits creators by positioning them to be packaged with high-end directors, screenwriters, and producers. We’re thrilled to continue our track record of translating our best-selling award-winning library with the best TV talent in the business but now with the undisputed leader of the new streaming era.

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