Netflix has signed a multi-year deal with The Umbrella Academy creator Steve Blackman, which will see him create and produce series and various other projects for the platform alongside Borderline Entertainment.

The role will also see him maintain his work as show runner and executive producer on the Dark Horse Comics show. He will also be taking on a development executive to build out his operation with Borderline for the service.

Blackman said: ‘Over the past three years working with Netflix, I have developed and created shows with different genres. I plan on continuing to develop creative programming that spans a wide variety of worlds and formats. Netflix has offered me an unparalleled level of creative support that motivates me each and every day.’

He has also served as an executive producer on Netflix series Altered Carbon and Fargo on FX, which saw him write and co executive produce a number of episodes.

Bart Wright, Vice President of YA and family original series, said: ‘Steve’s phenomenal work on ‘The Umbrella Academy’ helped propel the series’ worldwide fandom. He’s deeply creative, passionate and thoughtful, and we’re so excited to have him make a home at Netflix.’

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