The first of the three projects is “Homecoming,” the documentary that documented the singer’s preparations for the Coachella Festival in California, and was launched on April 17 in Netflix, according to reports.
This is one of the biggest content deals Netflix has done in recent years, along with $ 40 million paid to Chris Rock for one stand-up comedy and $ 60 million paid to Dave Chapel for two original content shows. We would also like to mention that veteran creator Shonda Reims has received no less than $ 100 million from Netflix to leave ABC and sign a multi-year content agreement; While Ryan Murphy, who is responsible for “American horror” among others, signed a $ 250 million Talent contract to leave the Fox FX subsidiary and move on to develop content for the global streaming service.
Beyonce’s spokespersons did not respond to the announcement, and Netflix declined to comment on Variety.
According to media reports in the United States, HBO was also interested in Beyonce’s project after she released her film “Moneed” in 2016, her special “On The Run,” which documented her tour with her husband Jay-Z in 2014 ; And the documentary about the couple, “Life is a Dream,” from 2013. However, HBO immediately gave up when Netflix submitted a much higher bid than its own.
Beyonce released the album “Homecoming” in surprise last Wednesday, in order to support the launch of Doco Netflix.