Netflix signs multi-year series deal with Eric Newman
MUMBAI: Netflix has signed a multi-year series overall deal with showrunner and writer Eric Newman. The deal is in addition to Newman’s previously announced Netflix feature film overall deal via Screen Arcade. Newman’s previous credits include the Netflix original series ‘Narcos’ and Netflix original film ‘Bright’.
Newman is a veteran film and television writer/producer whose film productions include the Academy Award-nominated ‘Children of Men’, Zack Snyder’s reimagining of ‘Dawn of The Dead’, ‘The Last Exorcism’ and ‘In Time’.
The deal represents a strengthening of Newman’s relationship with Netflix after having first brought them Hemlock Grove, the service’s second original program produced, and following that up with Netflix’s critically acclaimed, global hit series Narcos, which he conceived, packaged, and brought to the streaming service in 2014 and on which he continues to serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer.
Newman, through his company Screen Arcade, is also producing Netflix’s untitled sci-fi movie from Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, starring Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominique Fishback.