After bringing projects like She must have it and Da five bloods to Netflix, legendary filmmaker Spike lee has finally signed a creative partnership with the streaming giant.
On Thursday, it was revealed that the Oscar-winning director has entered into a new alliance with Netflix where Lee will lead features under a multi-year deal, Deadline reports.
As part of this partnership, Netflix is ââalso committed to investing in Lee’s continued mission to develop new, diverse talent and increase representation within the entertainment industry.
âThere is no better way for me and my 40 acre company and a Filmworks mule to start the new year than to renew our partnership with Ted, Scott and Tendo-Da Fearless Leaders of NETFLIX,â Lee said in a communicated to Hollywood journalist.
âIn addition to my articulations, we will focus together on new and diverse storytellers. YOUTH MUST BE SERVED. And Dat’s truth, Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF.
In addition to the drama written and directed by Lee on the Vietnam War Da 5 bloods and the two seasons series She must have it, Lee was also behind the Netflix film version of Roger Guenveur Smith’s one-man show. King Rodney and Stefon Bristol’s science fiction film See you yesterday.
âThroughout Spike’s incredible career, his writing and directing has remained gripping and insightful about our time, as well as being incredibly entertaining,â said Scott Stuber, Global Film Manager at Netflix.
“We are privileged to enter into this new partnership with Spike and look forward to bringing the next chapter of the Brooklyn films to the world.”
During Lee’s more than three decades in Hollywood, his “Spike Lee joints” have become cult classics and have been lauded by many who believe his works are often overlooked in the mainstream media. After creating prolific films like Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Crooklyn, He Got Game, 25th Hour, Inside Man, Chi-Raq, it was his 2018 movie BlackKklansman which ultimately won him an Oscar.