It appears that not even a serious pandemic can stop Mr Kevin Hart from working so hard. Fresh off of having Netflix’s #1 comedy special of 2020, Kevin Hart, the multi-hyphenate actor, producer, writer and comedian, and his HartBeat Production banner have a new creative home for films at Netflix.
Netflix will be the exclusive home for four feature films starring and produced by comedic rockstar Kevin Hart, whose movies have grossed more than $4 billion at the global box office. Under the multi-year agreement, Hart will also have a first look film deal for his HartBeat Productions banner.
“Partnering with Netflix is an amazing opportunity for HartBeat and myself. I am excited to act in and produce cutting edge films with Netflix. I am extremely grateful to Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber, we share the same creative vision and always put the audience first. This business is about growth and my HartBeat team continues to exceed my expectations with their ability to develop stories and relationships. Our goal is to make the HartBeat name synonymous with first class entertainment and narratives.”
Hart's latest stand-up special Zero F*cks Given was the #1 Netflix comedy special of 2020. More than 21 million accounts chose to watch in the first four weeks after it premiered.
Hart was also featured in the 2019 biographical docuseries Kevin Hart: Don't F*ck This Up and HartBeat’s first film was 2018’s Night School which opened No. 1 at the domestic box office and made over $100 million worldwide.
Bryan Smiley, president of Film & TV for Hartbeat had this to say -
"I am beyond thrilled about this exciting new chapter in our company's history. Kevin and I are committed to making 'best in class" films with our new partners at Netflix. This groundbreaking deal guarantees HartBeat productions will be viewed by millions of people globally, for many years to come"
Hart is slated to star in and executive produce the recently-announced Netflix scripted limited series True Story, produced by HartBeat Productions and Eric Newman (Narcos and Narcos: Mexico), marking Hart’s first dramatic series debut.