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Netflix Announces Deal With Dark Horse For Future Films, Shows

May 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
The Umbrella Academy

Netflix has announced a new deal with Dark Horse Entertainment for first-look rights on films and TV rights. The streaming service announced on Thursday that it has closed a deal which will allow Netflix the firts look at the comics company’s IP for film and TV rights. The announcement noted that the two parties have “started exploring future projects” and that Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg and Paul Schwake set to produce.

The deal follows on the renewal of Netflix and Dark Horse’s The Umbrella Academy for a second season. The two companies also teamed up for the Mads Mikkelsen-starring Polar.

While some of Dark Horse’s best-known titles are licensed adaptations of works like Buffy, Aliens and the like, they are also known for a host of books like Sin City, Hellboy, The Goon, Fear Agent, 47 Ronin and more. Many of these properties have had previous film or TV adaptations, and it’s not immediately clear which titles may or may not be available.

“We are very excited about this new arrangement with the talented people at Netflix,” said Mike 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.”

“With The Umbrella Academy and Polar, Netflix has pushed our content out into the world and allowed it to spread in a way that we’ve never experienced before, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring a whole new slate of movies and shows to their world-wide audience,” said Keith Goldberg, Senior Vice President, Dark Horse Entertainment.

“Following the success of The Umbrella Academy, we’re excited to extend our relationship with Dark Horse Comics,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “The Netflix teams are already working in deep collaboration with Dark Horse to identify projects beyond the world of traditional superheroes — branching into horror, fantasy and family entertainment — that we think our members will love.”

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