In a new release Tuesday night, the streaming provider confirmed that Murphy is being brought over under a new multi-year pact that will enable him to write and produce new exclusive original series coming up on the series in the future. His upcoming series entitled Ratched and The Politician will both premiere on the service.
In a statement, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos had the following to say:
“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.”
Meanwhile, Murphy himself also added the following:
“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.”
What does this mean for the future of American Horror Story and others?
Not all that much. Like the pact with Rhimes, Murphy’s current stable of shows will air on their respective networks for however long they last on the air. This deal just means that some of the latest creations from Murphy himself will be premiering on Netflix as opposed to Fox or FX.
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