Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, the Emmy-winning actor who will be playing Morpheus in the upcomingThe Matrix Ressurections, has announced the launch of his production company, House Eleven10. The company has entered a new creative partnership with Netflix which will have him starring in and producing films for the popular streaming service.
The name for the company pays tribute to Abdul-Mateen’s childhood home in Oakland, which fits his mission to uplift talent from underrepresented communities while also bringing to life the stories of his youth.
“I want our films and shows to be soulful in their world-building and dynamic in their character,” said Abdul-Mateen II in a statement to the media. “We want to employ a creative process that makes space for magic and humanity in various narrative universes, and across all genres. Lastly, House Eleven10 seeks to showcase the talent of traditionally underrepresented or overlooked communities within the industry by including diverse filmmakers, writers, and staff throughout our projects.”
The collaboration with Netflix is fitting, as the actor has worked with them on a number of films and series. Most notably, Abdul-Mateen starred in Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, and the Oscar-nominated Aaron Sorkin film The Chicago 7. In addition to his work with Netlfix, he won an Emmy for his roles of Cal Abar and Dr. Manhattan in HBO’s series Watchmen.