Spike Lee And His Production Company 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks Sign Multiyear Deal With Netflix!

YourBlackWorld.netm by Ryan Steal, Posted January 4th 2022

Spike Lee, the legendary film director and producer, has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix.

Lee’s production company, Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks, is poised to direct and produce various projects for Netflix. With 2020’s Da 5 Bloods, starring Jonathan Majors, Chadwick Boseman, and Delroy Lindo, Lee and Netflix have already delivered a highly acclaimed and popular feature movie.

“There is no better way for me and my company 40Acres and a Mule Filmworks to begin the new year than renew our partnership with Ted, Scott and Tendo — Da Fearless Leaders of Netflix,” Lee stated. “Besides my joints, we together will focus on the new diverse storytellers. YOUTH MUST BE SERVED. And dat’s da truth, Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF.”

In 2019, Lee received a well-deserved Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his John David Washington-fronted film BlacKkKlansman.

Lee based his film on the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American investigator in the Colorado Springs police department who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan with the support of his white partner. The film was also nominated for Best Director and Best Picture this year.

Despite this great achievement, Lee was infamously overlooked for Netflix’s Da 5 Bloods.

Lee has worked with the studio on a number of other projects as well. Lee created two seasons of the updated streaming series adaptation of She’s Gotta Have It, as well as the sci-fi feature film See You Yesterday and the one-man play about Rodney King.

Speaking to the New York Post, Scott Stuber, Netflix head of global film, stated that “Throughout Spike’s incredible career, his writing and directing have remained searing and insightful about our times, while still being incredibly entertaining,” adding that “We’re privileged to enter this new partnership with Spike and look forward to bringing the next chapter of films from Brooklyn’s very own to the world.”

Over the last three decades, the filmmaker and Morehouse alumnus has consistently produced films that speak to the Black American experience in a unique way.

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