‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Inks $100M Netflix Deal

‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Inks $100M Netflix Deal

On Thursday, Netflix formally introduced signing Kenya Barris, the creator of Black-ish and the spinoff sequence Grown-ish, to a $100 million, multiyear TV deal.

 In line with Selection, he might be creating new sequence solely for Netflix however will stay as the manager producer on Black-ish, Grown-ish and the upcoming present, Besties. The settlement won’t embody films as Barris, who was a author for Ladies Journey, has a first-look cope with FOX.

“Kenya Barris is certainly one of our nice fashionable storytellers,” stated Cindy Holland, vp of unique content material at Netflix. “Kenya makes use of his voice to make audiences extra conscious of the world round them, whereas concurrently making them chortle. His honesty, comedic brilliance and singular standpoint, mixed with the artistic freedom he’ll take pleasure in at Netflix, guarantees to create highly effective new tales for all our members around the globe.”

Barris is the most recent Hollywood producer to hitch the streaming platform together with Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy. He left ABC Studios final month after it was rumored their relationship strained over the “Please, Child, Please” episode of Black-ish was shelved as a result of nature of the way it lined President Donald Trump and the NFL anthem protests.

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