According to Netflix, this new deal will also provide an initial movie arrangement for HartBeat Productions. The company has worked with Hart on other projects – he is, for example, the executive producer and future star of a limited Netflix series called True Story.
This project will mark Hart’s first role in a drama series, according to Netflix, which notes that the aforementioned Hart comedy special topped Netflix last year, at least when it came to comedy specials. The company has invested heavily in its comedy genre, boasting notable specials from names like Jerry Seinfeld and more.
Netflix says more than 21 million accounts watched Hart’s Zero F * cks data during his first four weeks on the platform. In a statement about the new deal, Hart said:
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.