Ryan Murphy is moving on from Fox with a five-year deal with Netflix reportedly worth $300 million.
Murphy has already proved to be a television powerhouse with shows like “American Crime Story,” “American Horror Story,” “Feud” and “9-1-1” proving to be a hit in both ratings and awards. Now all of Murphy’s future shows and movies will be streamed on Netflix.
“Ryan Murphy’s series have influenced the global cultural zeitgeist, reinvented genres and changed the course of television history. His unfaltering dedication to excellence and to give voice to the underrepresented, to showcase a unique perspective or just to shock the hell out of us, permeates his genre-shattering work,” Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, said in a statement. “From ‘Nip/Tuck’ – our first licensed series – to ‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’ and ‘American Horror Story,’ we’ve seen how his brand of storytelling captivates consumers and critics across the globe. His celebrated body of work and his contributions to our industry speak for themselves, and we look forward to supporting Ryan in bringing his broad and diverse stories to the world.”
Murphy already has two new series lined up for the streaming platform. “Ratched,” a series based on the backstory of Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and “The Politician,” a political musical starring Broadway favorite Ben Platt.
Another upcoming series, “Pose,” a musical drama series based on New York City life in 1986, is scheduled to air this summer on FX.