Deadline is reporting that Jennifer Garner has signed a new multi-picture deal with streaming giant Netflix, which will include a sequel to this year’s family comedy Yes Day, along with other projects.
“I first worked with Jen on The Kingdom 15 years ago and consider myself very lucky to still be in business with her today,” said Netflix’s Head of Global Film Scott Stuber. “As an actor, she’s proven herself to be incredibly versatile in unforgettable roles spanning fast-paced action, heartfelt comedies, and thought-provoking dramas. She approaches every aspect of her work with such detail and preparation, which makes her an extremely valuable partner and producer. We look forward to celebrating another Yes Day with Jen and collaborating on many other exciting projects.”
“Having known Scott for fifteen years, there is a reason his relationships in the business stand the test of time,” added Garner. “He is as true blue as he is smart and intuitive about filmmaking. Reed Hastings, Ted Sarandos, and Scott have built a safe, collaborative home for storytellers— I am honored to join the awesome group of creatives in the Netflix family, and I am extremely excited to work with their passionate and innovative teams across all departments. I had the most gratifying, creative experience bringing Yes Day to life. Seeing Netflix’s global reach as the Torres family wreaked havoc in homes all over the world makes me eager to dive in with another Day of Yes; I can’t wait. I am grateful for Netflix’s continued support and look forward to mixing it up across the board with this partnership.”
SEE ALSO: Read our review of Yes Day here
Yes Day received mixed reviews, but was a success for Netflix having been viewed by 62 million households in its first four weeks of release. The sequel will see Garner once again producing and starring, although there’s no official word yet as to whether the likes of Edgar Ramirez and Jenna Ortega will be back.