Matthew A. Cherry, the Oscar-winning director of the animated short Hair Love, just landed a major first-look deal with Warner Bros. Television. As reported by THR, the deal spans multiple years, and will have Cherry developing and producing projects across several platforms.
“I am beyond excited to be joining the Warner Bros. Television family in this exciting new capacity,” Cherry said in a statement. “It’s an important time to be a Black creative working in this industry, and I look forward to creating impactful projects and partnering with other talented marginalized voices in our community.”
Hair Love was excellent, especially if you’re in the mood for a good happy cry, so Cherry getting the opportunity to create new projects presumably for both network TV and streaming is great news.