The Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody Award-winning writer and producer Ryan Murphy has signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with Netflix to produce new TV series and feature films for the streaming giant, with the deal set to get underway on July 1st of this year.
“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,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “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.”
“The history of this moment is not lost on me,” added Murphy. “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.”
In addition to Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story and American Crime Story, Murphy’s credits include Glee, Scream Queens, Feud, 9-1-1 and the upcoming Pose and Ratched and the Politician, as well as the feature films Running with Scissors and Eat Pray Love and TV movie The Normal Heart.