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Jason Bateman, who stars on a pair of Netflix series in “Ozark” and “Arrested Development,” is deepening his relationship with the streaming giant via a multi-year deal spanning both film and TV for his production company, Aggregate.
Bateman will work with veteran film producer and executive Michael Costigan to form a new, shared vision under the Aggregate name. The two will combine their respective film and television slates, and also work closely together to develop and produce future projects that draw on both emerging talent and their deep bench of filmmaker and actor relationships.
“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,” said Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos. “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 returns in “Ozark” for season two on Aug. 31. Netflix will debut the back half of “Arrested Development’s” fifth season later this year. Aggregate was previously set up with Universal Television.
“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,” said Bateman. “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.”