Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch has just signed a multi-year overall deal with Netflix. The agreement will allow Hirsch to create and develop new TV series and features for Netflix.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the amazing roster of talent coming to Netflix”, said Hirsch. “Plus it couldn’t hurt to be on The Algorithm’s good side before The Singularity hits. Awesome things are coming!”
Hirsch’s work on Gravity Falls has earned him plenty of recognition. The animated series ran for two seasons and during that time, Hirsch won an Annie and BAFTA Award. The series then continued with a graphic novel, which went on to become a New York Times best-seller. Hirsch also co-wrote the upcoming Detective Pikachu and contributed story work to Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
“Alex is an imaginative storyteller with new ideas who’s quickly developed a reputation as a fresh new voice in animation,” said Netflix originals vice president Cindy Holland. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with him as we continue expanding our adult animated slate.”