Netflix has closed a first look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment. Under the new deal, the company will give Netflix a first look at its IP for both film and TV.
The companies already started exploring future projects. Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Paul Schwake are on board on to produce.
The companies previously collaborated on the action-comedy series The Umbrella Academy, which was recently renewed for a second season, as well as Jonas Åkerlund’s feature film Polar.
“We are very excited about this new arrangement with the talented people at Netflix,” said Richardson, Dark Horse Entertainment’s president and founder. “We have strong creative relationships as well as a large content library to work with and, as we have seen with our recent projects, Netflix is the perfect partner to bring our stories to fans around the world.”
Dark Horse Entertainment was spun off from Richardson’s well-known publishing house, Dark Horse Comics, in 1992.