Power Creator Courtney A. Kemp Inks Multi-Year Deal With Netflix

“Power” universe creator-showrunner, writer and producer Courtney A. Kemp has entered a multi-year creative partnership with Netflix. Through the overall deal, she will develop new projects via her production banner End of Episode. End of Episode’s development and support teams, as well as president Chris Selak, will join in the move to Netflix. Selak will continue in her role and lead the company alongside Kemp.

“Courtney is the real deal — a creative force and world-builder who makes great shows. I really admire her clarity of vision and voice, and she has a great sense for what audiences want,” Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s head of global TV, said in a statement announcing the pact. “Courtney has accomplished something really rare and extraordinary in television and we are thrilled to welcome her to Netflix.” The partnership enables the streamer to expand its global footprint while focusing on putting the spotlight on stories from women, BIPOC and LGBTQ creators.

“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 added. “I am looking forward to working with Bela and her team, who really appreciate the voice and perspective that we bring to the table.” Kemp will remain an executive producer within the “Power” universe, alongside Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Mark Canton.

Prior to creating the massive “Power” franchise for Starz, which consists of four spinoffs (“Power Book II: Ghost,” “Power Book III: Raising Kanan,” “Power Book IV: Force” and “Power Book V: Influence”), she wrote and produced for “The Good Wife” and “The Bernie Mac Show,” among other series.

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