Netflix continues to roll like a relentless juggernaut toward the heart of the original animation scene with the news that the streaming giant has signed a multi-year overall deal with Alex Hirsch, created of stand-out Disney TV series Gravity Falls. The agreement will see Hirsch create and develop new series and features exclusively for Netflix.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the amazing roster of talent coming to Netflix,” said Hirsch. “Plus it couldn’t hurt to be on The Algorithm’s good side before The Singularity hits. Awesome things are coming!”
Hirsch has won Annie and BAFTA Awards for Gravity Falls, which ran for two seasons on Disney Channel and Disney XD and recently launched a continuation graphic novel, New York Times bestseller The Lost Legends. The talented 30-something’s writing credits also include The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Fish Hooks and the upcoming live-action Detective Pikachu movie. He also contributed story work to Sony’s all-animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
“Alex is an imaginative storyteller with new ideas who’s quickly developed a reputation as a fresh new voice in animation,” said Netflix Originals VP Cindy Holland. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with him as we continue expanding our adult animated slate.”
Netflix’s original animation slate includes Emmy-nominated BoJack Horseman (and has ordered Tuca & Bertie from alums Lisa Hanawalt and Raphael Bob-Waksberg); the recently launched new series from Simpsons creator Matt Groening, Disenchantment; Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg’s Big Mouth; Castlevania; F Is for Family; and many others.
[Source: Hollywood Reporter]