From the interstellar landscape of Cowboy Bebop and the ravenous vampires of
Blood Red Sky to the exploding underground reactor in
Stranger Things 3, we want to surprise and delight our members by pushing the boundaries of visual effects. So Netflix is pleased to announce its plans to acquire Scanline VFX, one of the most creative and innovative VFX studios in the world.
Scanline was founded in 1989 and is now led by Stephan Trojansky, a trailblazing VFX Supervisor whose proprietary fluid rendering system Flowline won an Academy Award for Technical Achievement in 2008. The company has offices in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, London, Munich, Stuttgart, and Seoul.
Scanline is known for its complex, photorealistic effects and expertise in virtual production. It’s also done an extraordinary job of supporting our creators on everything from the above-mentioned VFX achievements to those in upcoming titles like Don’t Look Up, The Gray Man, Slumberland, The Adam Project and
Stranger Things 4.
Netflix will invest in Scanline’s pipeline, infrastructure and workforce and continue to support the pioneering work that Scanline’s Eyeline Studios is doing in virtual production to push the boundaries of what is visibly possible.
In addition to working with Netflix, Scanline has done groundbreaking work on everything from Game of Thrones to
Godzilla vs Kong and
Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Going forward, the company will continue to operate as a standalone business and work with their variety of clients.
Netflix will also continue to rely on many other studios around the world for our VFX needs so we can continue to ensure that our creators have access to the world's most innovative tech, and continue to bring the most compelling and cutting-edge storytelling to our members.
For more about Scanline, and to see some examples of their amazing work, click here.
Note: Completion of this transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. We expect to close this transaction in Q1’22.