Roberto Patino, who is fresh off writing and producing series like Sons of Anarchy, Westworld, and DMZ, just inked a multi-year deal with Netflix to create his own production company. The producer’s contract with Warner Bros. ended in 2018, and he’s been searching for a new home since. With this contract, Patino will establish Analog Inc. to focus on original productions.
Usually, news of a deal like this means we have to wait to see what projects these producers will tackle first, but this time is different. Variety reports that Patino‘s flagship project will be an adaptation of Scott Snyder‘s comic Nocterra. He will write, executive produce, and serve as showrunner on the project in collaboration with Aquaman director James Wan’s production company Atomic Monster. Patino shared the following words on his new partnership:
Netflix is an extraordinary champion of intentional and inclusive storytelling, and I’m so eager to use this opportunity to tell bold stories that properly represent the Latinx community in entertaining, exhilarating and powerful ways. I couldn’t be happier to call Netflix my new home, and I can’t wait to hit the ground running with ‘Nocterra’ and my boundary-pushing friends and partners at Atomic Monster.
Nocterra, for those unfamiliar, follows the story of Valentina Riggs. She’s a skilled ferryman who transports people and goods along dangerous roads in her 18 wheeler during a 10 year period after the world is plunged into an everlasting night. All living creatures were turned into monstrous shades. Scott Snyder and Tony S. Daniel created the original comic storyline, and it was released earlier this year. So, the success was a quick choice