Adding another name to its growing roster of producing talent, Netflix has signed a multi-year overall deal with writer-producer-director Marti Noxon, most recently the creator and showrunner of HBO limited series Sharp Objects.
Under the deal - reportedly worth an eight-figure dollar amount each year - Noxon will produce new series programming exclusively for Netflix. The global streamer will also have a first-look option on Noxon’s feature projects.
Noxon will continue to make all projects through her Tiny Pyro production company, whose president Maria Grasso will also make the move to Netflix. Tiny Pyro has recently been operating under a development deal with Skydance Television which expires in January.
Noxon’s writing credits include Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mad Men, Glee, and Grey’s Anatomy. As well as Sharp Objects, she was also creator and showrunner on recent AMC series Dietland. She was nominated for an Emmy as co-creator of Lifetime series Unreal, and created Bravo drama Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce.
Noxon wrote and made her feature directorial debut with Netflix original film To The Bone, which premiered in competition at the 2017 Sundance festival.
Netflix vice-president of original content Cindy Holland commented: “Marti Noxon is a brilliant and visionary creator who explores emotional depths to reveal the inner lives and struggles of complex, modern women. Her work is often both brave and vulnerable, with a distinct voice, sense of humour and tone that is uniquely her own.”
Said Noxon: “Who can resist the allure of Netflix? Not only do they continually produce ground-breaking and visually stunning content, they’ve developed a platform that’s so influential its become a verb. I Netflix at home, happily, and now I’m even more excited to Netflix for a living.”