Television mastermind Ryan Murphy has officially inked a deal with Netflix that could create a plethora of new content.
If you are a television aficianado, you know that Ryan Murphy has created some of the most talked about programs known. From his drama series Nip/Tuck, to more genre based series like American Horror Story and Scream Queens, Murphy always has ideas up his sleeve that draws in brilliant talent. Murphy has had a partenrship with Fox for the last 15 years, exclsuively offering them his concepts (including the well received American Crime Story) but now Netflix has signed him for a 5 year deal that could reach close to $300 million. With this arrangement, he will produce various film and television projects for the streaming service that has already exapanded into a major platform for programming.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos shared, “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, 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 is still going to be working on his current slate of series with FX - but it could be assumed that eventually his primary focus will lie soley with Netflix. The showrunner expressed his excitement of the deal, explaining, “The history of this moment is not lost on me. I am a gay kid from Indiana who moved to Hollywood in 1989 with $55 dollars in savings in my pocket, so the fact that my dreams have crystallized and come true in such a major way is emotional and overwhelming to me. I am awash in genuine appreciation for Ted Sarandos, Reed Hastings and Cindy Holland at Netflix for believing in me and the future of my company which will continue to champion women, minorities and LGBTQ heroes and heroines, and I am honored and grateful to continue my partnership with my friends and peers at Fox on our existing shows.”
With Disney taking over Fox acquisitions, it appears more and more deals will be made to ensure the success and longevity of these major platforms competing for viewers. Make sure to keep up with PopWrapped for more news on Murphy's new partnership with Netflix.