Courtesy : Variety
Actress and comedienne Ali Wong is extending her relationship and association with the streaming giant, Netflix after her surprise hit Always Be My Maybe earlier this year. Won has cracked a rich deal with the streamer where she will be doing two stand-up comedy specials, one of them will be launching in 2020 and the second one following it will have a determined date later.
Apart from her film, this is about Wong coming back to the streamer after she became a sensation with her 2016's stand-up special Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife las year. And now, Netflix has won the bidding war for these specials where HBO was also pursuing the special for the premium cable network but ultimately the former has won it.
Sources say WarnerMedia offered north of $10 million for the stand-up special alone. Wong's Netflix deal is worth in the eight figures for both specials, sources note.
"Ali is electric," said Robbie Praw, director of original stand-up comedy programming at Netflix. "She offers a completely distinct voice in the culture, and audiences all over the world have responded to her raw, unfiltered humor. We’re so proud to make Netflix the home of her comedy specials for years to come."
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