Kenya Barris, an American writer, and producer, joins in the ranks of television’s highest-paid creators after he got a new agreement with the Netflix on the table.
Kenya Barris, who is known for creating critically acclaimed tv show named Black-ish. He has signed a three-year deal with the Netflix exclusively producing series for the channel.
As reported from the various sources, the deal also carries an option for an additional two years of the contract which is valued at roughly around $100 million.
He also joins Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy as the high-profile television producers moving into Netflix from the major networks.
The former creator for the ABC Channel, Kenya had been courted by Netflix for the deal for some time now. According to insiders, the basics of his new agreement with Netflix had been in place for a while.
Kenya served as the executive producer and co-showrunner on “Black-ish,” which brought the channel break-out hits. Black-ish was rated number one comedy series with an average rating of 3.3 and nearly 9.5 million viewers overall per episode during its first season.
The Peabody-awarded and Emmy-nominated series Black-ish is the series based on his own family. Many storylines are even more from the experiences he had in life.
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