Following the announcement from ET, Lopez said in a statement: “I am excited to announce my new partnership with Netflix. Elaine, Benny and I believe there is no better home for us than a forward leaning content creation company that seeks to defy conventional wisdom and directly market to the millions across the globe who no longer view art and entertainment with the kind of boundaries and limitations of the past.”
Lopez added that her team is looking “forward to getting to work right away,” and alongside the new projects she’ll be creating, she also has two films on the way too, in the form of The Mother and The Cipher that Lopez is set to also star in. The former is the brainchild of Niki Caro, the face behind Disney’s live-action remake of Mulan, and will see Lopez in the lead as an experienced assassin who is forced to come out of hiding and risk her life in order to train her daughter how to kill in order to survive. Meanwhile, The Cipher will see Lopez take on the role of Nina Guerrero, an FBI agent who is tangled in a serial killer’s web, attempting to catch them while being forced through a series of cryptic online clues and puzzles.
Speaking about Lopez’s involvement, Bela Bajaria, Netflix Head of Global TV, said in a statement, “Jennifer is a singular talent whose creativity and vision have captivated audiences and inspired the next generation around the world. For years she and the team at Nuyorican have brought a distinctive voice to entertainment, and I’m looking forward to working with her and the team to create new series for our members to love.”