American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy is walking away from FX and 20th Century Fox and signing on with a streaming service giant. It was announced on Tuesday that Murphy has just signed an exclusive overall deal with Netflix which begins on July 1, 2018.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, Ted Sarandos said in a statement:
“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’s critically acclaimed series have earned him wins from both the Emmys and the Golden Globes and range from light-hearted comedies like Glee to intense dramas like American Crime Story and 9-1-1.
In a statement, Murphy expressed his excitement by saying:
“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.”
Just last week, it was announced that Murphy would be teaming up with Netflix for a series starring Ben Platt, Barbara Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow. There’s no word yet on what this deal might mean for the future of American Horror Story. Fan Fest News will be sure to bring you more details as they are released.
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