NETFLIX CLOSES FIRST EUROPEAN OVERALL SERIES DEAL WITH BARAN BO ODAR AND JANTJE FRIESE, THE CREATIVE DUO BEHIND "DARK"
Berlin, June 19th, 2018 -- Netflix announced today an exclusive multi-year overall series deal with the creative minds behind one of the most-watched entirely non-English shows on Netflix, DARK. Under the terms of the deal, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, who hail from Germany, will produce new series and projects for Netflix's 125 million members around the world.
Erik Barmack, Vice President, International Originals, Netflix about the deal: "The promise of Netflix is entertainment transcending borders; where a hit show can come from anywhere in the world. We're tremendously happy to announce our overall deal that continues our collaboration with Bo and Jantje, whose invigorating work has engaged and thrilled audiences globally. We thank both for their trust and are beyond excited to support their vision and art as storytellers."
Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese add: "We are thrilled and extremely happy to further expand our partnership with Netflix. It is unlike any other opportunity in our career to experience how our stories and vision are understood and loved globally. We are excited to embark on our next journey with Netflix, keep pushing boundaries and challenging viewers with new ideas. We have plenty of surprises in store for them."
About Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese
Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, both graduates of the University of Television and Film Munich, have been working together since Odar's directing debut The Silence. Their most recent feature film is Who Am I - No System Is Safe with Tom Schilling and Elyas M'Barek. The thriller was celebrated at the 2014 International Film Festival in Toronto and was a critical and commercial success in Germany, awarded with three German Film Awards and the Bambi for Best German Film. Odar, who was included in the list of "Ten Directors to Watch" by Variety, made his Hollywood debut with Sleepless starring Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, which premiered on March 9, 2017. After writing and directing all ten episodes of Netflix's first German original series DARK that won several Grimme Awards and keeps on growing a fanbase all over the world, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar are currently working on the second season of the award winning and critically acclaimed drama and will produce new series and projects exclusively for Netflix.
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