Hair Love and Black-ish director to bring new content to Warner Bros TV platforms

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Hair Love and Black-ish director Matthew A Cherry will be bringing new content to several Warner Bros TV platforms.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-winning director has signed a deal that spans multiple years, and will see him develop and produce a number of projects.

"I am beyond excited to be joining the Warner Bros. Television family in this exciting new capacity,” Cherry said in a statement.

"It’s an important time to be a Black creative working in this industry, and I look forward to creating impactful projects and partnering with other talented marginalised voices in our community."

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Related: Oscar-winning short Hair Love hides a radical message

Funded by a Kickstarter campaign, Cherry’s short film Hair Love picked up the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the Oscars in February.

The short, which follows a father trying to style his young daughter's hair for the first time, was later adapted into a children's book illustrated by Vashti Harrison.

Cherry has also directed several episodes of TV, including Black-ish, Mixed-ish, The Last OG, and Whiskey Cavalier, in addition to several music videos and the feature films The Last Fall and 9 Rides.

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As far as Warner Bros are concerned, bringing in an Oscar-winning director to develop new material can only be considered a major win.

Elsewhere, Warner Bros also recently agreed a deal with DC and Spotify to produce original podcasts based on the universe of iconic DC characters, meaning you could have the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman, Joker, Harley Quinn, and Superman in your ears very soon.

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