The production deal, which had been expected, came after Mr. Barris’s relationship with ABC soured, leading him to negotiate an early exit from his contract there.
The nonprofit news organization said it would choose seven local news organizations and provide money for them to pursue projects beginning next year.
“Game of Thrones” received 22 Emmy nominations, the most of any show. Netflix claimed the most nominations of any service or channel, displacing HBO from the top spot.
The undercover satirist has been working more than a year on what the network has hyped as “perhaps the most dangerous show in the history of television.”