Apr 09, 2019 05:11 PM EST

High School Musical's Kenny Ortega Signs Multi-Year Netflix Deal

High School Musical's Kenny Ortega Signs Multi-Year Netflix Deal
Kenny Ortega, the man behind the High School Musical franchise, has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix. 

His first two projects will be a musical comedy series titled Julie and the Phantoms and a musical adaptation of the Elsi Primavera book series titled Auntie Claus. 

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said, "Throughout the course of his career, Kenny Ortega has inspired generations of artists and audiences alike. That he has chosen to make Netflix his creative home to work on both feature films and series is thrilling. We can't wait to see what he brings to Netflix to delight musical-loving families and audiences around the globe."

"As a fan of Netflix and their dynamic range of high quality content, I am thrilled to begin a creative relationship with the company. I'm super excited about the projects we already have in development and the shared enthusiasm I feel from the company. l look forward to this new Netflix collaboration with the highest hopes," said Ortega.

Ortega has earned three Primetime Emmys as well as two DGA awards.

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