Netflix signed a multi-year deal with creator, writer, and producer Kalinda Vazquez, who will create, write and produce new series and other projects at the streamer. Vazquez’s writing credits include “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Fear the Walking Dead”.
The first project announced through the agreement is called “Arbor Hall,” a young-adult thriller about a Latinx teen who discovers that her school has a dark underbelly when she is investigating a mysterious disappearance. Outside of the deal, Vazquez is currently working on a series adaptation of the sci-fi novel “Roadmarks” for HBO and an untitled “Star Trek” movie for Paramount and Bad Robot.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the Netflix family. It is a huge honor and joy to have a creative home at a place where originality is trumpeted and creators’ unique visions are fostered. I am so excited for what is to come,” Vazquez said in a statement.
“Kalinda is a rare talent with a passion for genre storytelling and a trove of ideas and original concepts. We’re thrilled and privileged to support her vision and bring her distinctive voice, characters, and stories to the forefront,” added Alex Sapot, Director of Overall Deals at Netflix.
It is a huge honor and joy to have a creative home at a place where originality is trumpeted and creators’ unique visions are fostered” Kalinda Vazquez