Suzanne Mackie Departs ‘The Crown’ Producer Left Bank Pictures, Sets Up New Production Outfit With Netflix Deal

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Suzanne Mackie Departs ‘The Crown’ Producer Left Bank Pictures, Sets Up New Production Outfit With Netflix Deal
Updated: Suzanne Mackie, one of the U.K.’s foremost drama executives, has departed “The Crown” producer Left Bank Pictures after 12 years to set up her own independent production company, Orchid Pictures. Variety understands from sources that the producer has also struck an exclusive deal with Netflix.

Mackie has been a key architect of “The Crown’s” success on Netflix from the very beginning, playing a key part in shepherding the Golden Globe-winning show’s first four seasons and working closely with writer Peter Morgan. She will continue as an executive producer on the show for its forthcoming seasons 5 and 6.

Based in London, Mackie’s Orchid Pictures will work across television and film, and she will continue working with Netflix through Orchid Pictures. Variety understands Mackie will be developing projects for the streamer on what’s believed to be an exclusive basis. Sources tell Variety that the streaming giant, which
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