Netflix has inked a new deal with Comic Book Publisher Boom! Studios in upcoming TV series for Netflix.
The deal took after a long negotiation from streamer which has already done the same kind of deal with Dark Horse and Millarworld, making it third comic book tied with Netflix.
BOOM! Studios, comics publisher behind some of the most acclaimed titles of the last 15 years, announced on Monday that they had agreed to a first look deal with Netflix for the next two years. “We generate 20+ new original series a year and are thrilled to partner with a streamer that is as prolific as we are,” said BOOM!’s CEO and founder, Ross Richie. “BOOM!’s unique partnership model benefits creators by positioning them to be packaged with high-end directors, screenwriters, and producers. We’re thrilled to continue our track record of translating our best-selling award-winning library with the best TV talent in the business but now with the undisputed leader of the new streaming era.”
As for Boom!, 2019 was the company’s biggest year to date as original titles grew 63 percent, with award-winning launches including Once & Future and Something Is Killing the Children. Boom! also has a first-look feature film deal with the now Disney-owned 20th Century Fox and, in August, is slated to debut the supernatural thriller The Empty Man. Its slate includes Memetic with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg at Lionsgate and TV projects with Amazon, HBO Max, Peacock, CBS All Access and Disney+. The company has nearly 20 movies and TV shows currently in development.
BOOM! previously had a deal with 20th Century Fox, with a number of projects in the pipeline. Lumberjanes, the immensely popular (and terrific) comic from Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters and others, was in the works, and an adaptation of David Peterson’s Mouse Guard was weeks away from production when Disney, after purchasing 20th Century, canceled the projects. No word on whether Stephenson’s experience with Netflix as She-Ra’s showrunner will help get Lumberjanes made, but one can attempt to speak it into existence.