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Netflix in TV series deal with Shawn Levy

MUMBAI: Netflix has entered into a multi-year exclusive deal with director and producer Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps to produce television series.

In addition, Levy has named Josh Barry as 21 Laps Television president. Barry is a television producer and creative executive with 15+ years executive experience in the entertainment industry including work at the studio, network, and as an executive producer.

Netflix and Levy’s production company 21 Laps first joined forces on ‘Stranger Things’, the series that premiered in 2016.

Levy said, “I don’t know any other company that would have taken a chance on a show about kids and inter-dimensional monsters, created by young unknown twin brothers and produced by a movie director’s production company. Netflix did, and they bet big, and it’s been truly thrilling to take this wild ride with such exceptional partners. My aspiration for 21 Laps has always been to create content that is eclectic, bold, humanist and surprising. As such, Netflix is the perfect home for us and our collaborators. My partners Dan Levine and Dan Cohen, along with President of Television Josh Barry and the rest of our 21 Laps colleagues and I, can’t wait to craft and usher more singular shows into the world with this empowering platform and partner.”

“Shawn and 21 Laps are courageous and adept storytellers who lean into risk both narratively and by nurturing great young talent. They have an admirable track record for telling ambitious stories that have incredible heart and which resonate with audiences all over the world,” said Netflix VP original content Cindy Holland.