Kenya Barris Just Landed $100M Netflix Deal

The creator of Black-ish, Kenya Barris, just inked a $100 million Netflix deal for a three year contract, which involves him creating new series.

“When my agents reached out to me about this little garage startup called Netflix, I wasn’t sure what to think. I started to believe that maybe this mom-and-pop shop with only 130 million subscribers might just be something . . . so I decided to take a swing . . . a leap of faith,” he said in a statement.

Kenya is one of several lump-sum show runners that have been snapped up by Netflix, including $100 million for Shonda Rhimes and $300 million for Ryan Murphy.