The Netflix deal comes as the production company’s “Dead to Me” is heading into its second season on the streamer. Ferrell will also star alongside Rachel McAdams in the Sanchez-produced film “Eurovision,” that will premiere on Netflix in May. Sanchez separately has a film deal with Paramount.
The company, a subsidiary of Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions, also named Brittney Segal to be Head of TV and David Koplan to be Head of Film. Elbaum founded Gloria Sanchez Productions as a sister company to Gary Sanchez, with a focus on female voices in comedy.
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The company is just branching into TV; along with “Dead to Me” the company is behind truTV’s “I’m Sorry,