Emmy-winning actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has officially signed a first-look film deal with Netflix. The acclaimed 35-year-old actor, through his newly-launched production company called House Eleven10, is set to star and produce feature films for the streamer.
“I am so proud of the vision of House Eleven10, and couldn’t be more excited about Netflix’s shared passion for the ideas we’d like to put into the world,” Abdul-Mateen said in a statement (via Deadline). “I want our films and shows to be soulful in their world-building and dynamic in their character. We want to employ a creative process that makes space for magic and humanity in various narrative universes, and across all genres. Lastly, House Eleven10 seeks to showcase the talent of traditionally underrepresented or overlooked communities within the industry by including diverse filmmakers, writers, and staff throughout our projects.”
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is best known for his performances in films such as The Greatest Showman, First Match, Boundaries, Aquaman, Us, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and most recently in the Candyman continuation from director Nia DaCosta and Oscar-winning scribe Jordan Peele. He also gained recognition for his work on HBO’s Watchmen, which earned him his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series.
The Netflix marks the latest collaboration between him and the streamer after previously working together on Baz Luhrmann’s musical series The Get Down, a Black Mirror episode, and acclaimed biopic The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Abdul-Mateen will next be seen in Michael Bay’s action thriller Ambulance, and in Warner Bros. Pictures’ long-awaited The Matrix Resurrections starring alongside Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. He is also currently in production for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, where he is set to reprise his villainous role as Black Manta.