Netflix has singed a multi-year first-look deal with Jason Bateman, star of its revived comedy series Arrested Development and gritty crime drama Ozark, season two of which arrives next month.
The deal covers film and television projects and sees Bateman partner with veteran producer and executive Michael Costigan (American Gangster, A Bigger Splash, Out of the Furnace, Ghost in the Shell) to form “a new, shared vision” under the Aggregate name.
The duo will combine their respective film and television slates, and work “closely together” to develop future projects.
Netflix’s Ted Sarandos said: “I am excited to continue our long relationship with Jason and watch him excel not only as a talented actor and filmmaker, but also as a producer.
“We are looking to Aggregate as a major supplier for us here at Netflix.
“Cindy, Scott and I look forward to merging our vision and goals for the future in film and TV alongside Aggregate’s.
“The combination of Jason and Michael brings an impressive history of industry experience and relationships here to their new home.”
Bateman said: “Michael and I are incredibly fortunate that Aggregate has been welcomed into the Netflix fold.
“Through my experience with Arrested Development and now Ozark, I have seen first-hand the positive, thriving culture that Ted, Cindy and Scott have created.
“We look forward to working hard with their dedicated and creative teams to contribute to the enormous momentum and high quality content that Netflix delivers.”