“Pose” director Janet Mock just made an historic deal with Netflix.
“This is the first kind of deal of its kind for a trans person, no less, a trans women of color,” she stated.
Mock signed a three-year, multimillion-dollar deal with Netflix. According to Variety, the streaming giant will have exclusive rights to Mock’s upcoming TV series and first-look options on feature film projects.
Mock is reportedly developing a show about a trans college student, a drama in New Orleans after the abolishment of slavery, and a reboot of a sitcom. She’ll also be an executive producer and director on “Hollywood,” Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix series.
“You know, 84% of Americans say they don’t know and/or work with a trans person,” Mock said. “And so, there’s potential now with Netflix’s worldwide audience to introduce millions, hundreds of millions of viewers to trans people.”
The landmark deal allows Mock to continue her work on “Pose,” which FX renewed for a third season on June 18.