“Power” creator Courtney Kemp is making some big moves.
According to a Wednesday (Aug. 11) report from Deadline, the writer-producer has just signed a high eight-figure contract to help develop TV shows for Netflix while also helping develop global projects through her End of Episode banner.
“I am incredibly excited to join the Netflix family, and to continue to develop the kind of entertainment that End of Episode is known for–diverse, multilingual, watercooler, social media fueled series that pack a serious punch,” Kemp said in a statement yesterday. “I am looking forward to working with Bela and her team, who really appreciate the voice and perspective that we bring to the table.”
Netflix’s Head of Global TV, Bela Bajaria, shares Kemp’s enthusiasm about the move, and she said as much in a statement. “Courtney is the real deal — a creative force and world-builder who makes great shows,” Bajaria said. “I really admire her clarity of vision and voice, and she has a great sense for what audiences want. Courtney has accomplished something really rare and extraordinary in television and we are thrilled to welcome her to Netflix.”
Before she connected with Netflix, dating back to 2018, Kemp had been signed to Lionsgate. Before Lionsgate, she worked with Starz. At Starz, she helped make the “Power” franchise one of the network’s most popular. After the initial iteration of the show concluded in February of last year, Power Book II: Ghost premiered that August, and last month, Power Book III: Raising Kanan made its debut. While she is now with Netflix, she will still work in an executive producer capacity with “Power” spinoffs, including the forthcoming series “Power Book IV: Force.”
Now that Kemp has signed on with Netflix, fans could be hearing about potential TV shows she's got in the works pretty soon. Stay tuned for more updates.