By LILY TINOCO | Reporter
Palisadian Jennifer Garner is returning to Netflix for a “Yes Day” sequel, as well as a number of new projects, after announcing a multi-picture partnership with the streaming service.
As part of the new deal, Garner will assist in projects for her to produce and star in.
“The combination of art, efficiency and scale Netflix offers its filmmakers is unmatchable—and the people are even better,” Garner shared in an Instagram post. “I love collaborating with this team. At [Netflix] we can talk about everything from indies to action to comedy to drama to family.”
The sequel to “Yes Day” is reportedly currently in production with Garner reprising her role as Allison Torres.
The original film was based on the eponymous, bestselling children’s book written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. Garner starred alongside Jenna Ortega, Edgar Ramírez, Julian Lerner and Everly Carganilla.
The film was released on March 12 and within the first four weeks was seen by 62 million households, according to Deadline. “Yes Day” quickly became one of the streamer’s biggest “Kids & Family” releases to date.
“As an actor, [Garner] has proven herself to be incredibly versatile in unforgettable roles spanning fast-paced action, heartfelt comedies and thought-provoking dramas,” Netflix’s Head of Global Film Scott Stuber said in a statement. “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.”
Garner has two more upcoming projects with Netflix—outside of the deal—including “The Adam Project,” a science fiction film directed by Shawn Levy, and “Family Leave,” a comedy based on another book by Rosenthal, “Bedtime for Mommy.”
“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,” Garner said in a statement. “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.”
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