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Netflix And Dark Horse Entertainment Extend Creative Partnership

Netflix And Dark Horse Entertainment Extend Creative Partnership
  • Netflix and Dark Horse Entertainment 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:

    • Bang! starring Idris Elba (The Harder They Fall, Concrete Cowboy, Luther) and directed by David Leitch (Bullet Train, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2) 

      • 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)

      • Producers: Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg for Dark Horse, David Leitch and Kelly McCormick for 87 North, and Idris Elba

      • Logline: 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.

    • Mind MGMTwith Curtis Gwinn (Stranger Things) set to Executive Produce this series adaptation of the comic book series by Matt Kindt

      • Logline: 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?

      • Executive Producers: Curtis Gwinn, and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg for Dark Horse

  • Additional Dark Horse projects in development with Netflix include Revenge Inc., a drama series focused on a secret, underground company that specializes in revengewith Matthew Arnold as Showrunner/Executive producer, and Executive Producers Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, and Chris Tongue, as well as Lady Killer, an action thriller film 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.

  • 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 2, and the animated film Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness, which recently spent four weeks on the Netflix Film (English) Top 10. 


Dark Horse Comics was founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, who spun off an entertainment arm several years later In 1989. Dark Horse Entertainment produced its first major film successes in 1994, THE MASK and TIMECOP, both based on Richardson’s creations. The company has since produced over three dozen films and series, winning two Emmys for Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project for HBO. Recent projects include Dark Matter and Resident Alien for SyFy and The Umbrella Academy, Polar, and Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles for Netflix. In 2022, Dark Horse Media, LLC became part of Embracer Group AB, forming the tenth operative group and strengthening the transmedia capabilities of both.