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Joey King Signs First-Look Deal With Hulu

Joey King (Oz: The Great and Powerful) has inked a first-look deal with Disney-owned Hulu and will produce new content for the streamer, Deadline has learned.

Under the deal, King at 20 years old, becomes the youngest ever to strike a deal with a streaming network. Hulu is quickly developing new original series to increase their streaming library with titles including, Monsterland starring Kelly Marie Tran (The Rise of Skywalker) and Nine Perfect Strangers starring Nicole Kidman (Aquaman), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), and Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast)

King is coming off her starring role in the critically-acclaimed Hulu limited series The Act, which earned her an Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG nomination. The Act, based on the gripping true story, follows Dee Dee Blanchard (Patricia Arquette) an overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy (King), who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy’s quest for independence opens up a Pandora’s box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder.

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Joey King will next star and produce the limited series, A Spark Of Light, set up at Sony Pictures TV based on the bestselling book by Jodi Picoult. King will also star and executive produce on the highly-anticipated Netflix romantic comedy The Kissing Booth 2, set for release this Friday. She also stars in Blumhouse’s The Lie opposite Peter Sarsgaard. King will also produce and star in The In Between, written by Marc Klein, for Paramount Players.

Source: Deadline

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