Netflix and Dark Horse Entertainment announced that they have extended their partnership. Under this multi-year deal, Dark Horse will continue to give Netflix a first look at its IP for both film and TV.
Netflix and Dark Horse recently collaborated on the third season of The Umbrella Academy, which in its first four weeks reached the Netflix global top 10 in TV in 91 countries with 283.55M hours viewed (as of July 17 2022).
New projects in active development under the Dark Horse Entertainment banner include:
1) Bang!– Based on the comic series by Matt Kindt and Wilfredo Torres, the feature film adaptation of this stylish spy thriller will be written by Kindt (Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe) and Zak Olkewicz (Bullet Train, Fear Street Part 2: 1978).Starring Idris Elba (The Harder They Fall, Concrete Cowboy, Luther), the film will be directed by David Leitch (Bullet Train, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2). Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg for Dark Horse, David Leitch and Kelly McCormick for 87 North, and Idris Elba serve as the producers.
When a terrorist cult sets out to start the apocalypse with a series of novels meant to brainwash their readers, the world’s most celebrated spy is sent to track down and kill the author responsible.
2) Mind MGMT– This series is the adaptation of the comic book series by Matt Kindt with Curtis Gwinn (Stranger Things) set to executive produce it along with Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg for Dark Horse.
A young woman stumbles onto the top-secret Mind Management program. Her ensuing journey involves weaponized psychics, hypnotic advertising, talking dolphins, and seemingly immortal pursuers, as she attempts to find the man who was MIND MGMT’s greatest success – and its most devastating failure. But in a world where people can rewrite reality itself, can she trust anything she sees?
3) Additional Dark Horse projects in development with Netflix include Revenge Inc., a drama series focused on a secret, underground company that specializes in revenge with Matthew Arnold as showrunner/executive producer. Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, and Chris Tongue also serve as executive producers.
Also, there is an action thriller film Lady Killer which is about a 1950s housewife leading a secret life as a highly-trained killer for hire, with Blake Lively starring and producing, based on the comic series by Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich.
4) Previous Dark Horse Entertainment releases include the Netflix film Polar, starring Mads Mikkelsen, the Netflix animated series Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, returning later this year with season two, and the animated film Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness, which recently spent four weeks on the Netflix Film (English) Top 10.