French actor Omar Sy, the star of Netflix global smash hit Lupin, has signed a multi-year deal to develop films for Netflix, the streaming giant is reporting. It is the first such Netflix deal with a French talent or filmmaker, according to Variety.
The debut of Lupin, the French-language TV mystery, is Netflix’s third most-watched series ever after Squid Game and Bridgerton, earning 76 million views in its first month, according to The Local.
The deal announced by Netflix did not specify any financial terms or specific projects for the deal with the Trappes-born actor-comedian who is set to star in and executive produce multiple feature films.
“We look forward to working together with Omar and his team as he grows as a producer and brings more unique stories and voices to Netflix,” said Netflix France’s Gaelle Mareschi in a statement about the deal.
This news brief was written by Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @Ntellectual.