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‘Gravity Falls’ Creator Alex Hirsch Signs Deal with Netflix

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Alex Hirsch, creator of the Emmy, Annie, and BAFTA award-winning Disney Channel series, Gravity Falls, has signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to produce multiple projects for the streaming platform. Even though Hirsch’s most notable project is a show for the Disney Channel, the projects under this new deal, at least as far as we know for now, are specifically aimed at expanding Netflix’s growing library of adult animation.

“Alex is an imaginative storyteller with new ideas who’s quickly developed a reputation as a fresh new voice in animation,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix Originals VP. “We couldn’t be more excited to work with him as we continue expanding our adult animated slate.”

Gravity Falls ended in 2016 after only two seasons, as designed by Hirsch himself, to tell the story on his own terms. In the years since, he has worked on books to expand on the Gravity Falls lore and has also been involved in several unrelated projects, including contributing story work for Sony’s upcoming Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse and co-writing the upcoming Pokemon movie, Detective Pikachu.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the amazing roster of talent coming to Netflix,” said Hirsch. “Plus, it couldn’t hurt to be on The Algorithm’s good side before The Singularity hits. Awesome things are coming!”

On Twitter, Hirsch revealed a couple more details, including that this deal is not only for new shows but movies as well.

What do you think of this news? Are you excited for more content from Alex Hirsch?

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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About Jonathan North

Jonathan North is writer, photographer, video editor, and animation fan from Iowa. He studied advertising and design at Iowa State University, and also has degrees in multimedia and art. His favorite movie is Fantasia, and his favorite cartoon is Gravity Falls. Or maybe Steven Universe. He can’t decide. You can find more of his work on his blog, as well as his YouTube channel, where he reviews all manner things, including (almost) every version ever of Alice in Wonderland. His favorites are the 1999 version starring Tina Majorino, and of course, the 1951 Disney version. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr, @jonjnorth.