Talk big moves!
Top American television writer and producer Courtney Kemp, creator of 2014 Starz television series Power and also known for penning scripts of The Good Wife and Beauty & the Beast has landed a massive new deal to produce TV series and other projects for streaming giant, Netflix.
Kemp’s End of Episode production company has signed a four-year, reportedly eight-figure agreement to content to the worldwide streaming video service.
Kemp will continue to be an executive producer on all of Starz’s Power spinoffs, including Book II: Ghost, Book III: Raising Kanan and the upcoming Book IV: Force – slated to premiere in early 2022.
“Courtney is the real deal — a creative force and world-builder who makes great shows,” Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s head of global TV, said in a statement. “I really admire her clarity of vision and voice, and she has a great sense for what audiences want. Courtney has accomplished something really rare and extraordinary in television, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Netflix.”
Reacting to the news, in her own statement, Kemp said: “I am incredibly excited to join the Netflix family, and to continue to develop the kind of entertainment that End of Episode is known for — diverse, multilingual, watercooler, social-media fueled series that pack a serious punch… I am looking forward to working with Bela and her team, who really appreciate the voice and perspective that we bring to the table.”
“For over eight years, we have enjoyed a wonderful partnership with Courtney A. Kemp, and we look forward to continuing that relationship across our multiple Power universe series,” Starz president and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said via statement. “She will continue to executive produce across all series for years to come alongside co-creator of the Power universe Curtis ‘50 Cent’ Jackson and Mark Canton. STARZ remains the home of the Power universe and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, who continues to play a critical role in the world and had a unique and specific vision from the start.” TV Line reports.