Netflix has announced a multi-year overall deal with writer, director, and producer Gina Atwater. Under her deal, with the streamer, Atwater will create, produce, and write new series and other projects at Netflix, with an emphasis on prestige content across various genres that put traditionally underrepresented characters at the forefront.
Atwater’s first project for the streamer will be a series adaptation of the bestselling YA novel Raybearer, in collaboration with Sugar23 and MACRO Television Studios.
"It's an absolute privilege to join the Netflix family!,” Atwater said. “I’m grateful I get to collaborate with a company that shares my passion for pursuing bold and innovative stories that give underrepresented characters a place to shine in the prestige space."
A native of Atlanta, GA, Atwater got her start under the tutelage of J.J. Abrams at Bad Robot, working on feature film projects as Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Atwater was also a writer on the HBO series Westworld.
“Gina is a triple threat as a writer, director and producer and we’re thrilled to be working with her,” Matt Thunell, Netflix Vice President, Overall Deals said in a statement. “Her experiences crafting fearless, character-centered work amid complex fantasy worlds makes her the perfect writer to take on the world of Raybearer.”