Ryan Murphy has created some of the most-talked about shows in recent years, including American Horror Story and American Crime Story. But if you want to watch his next show, you’ll need to get a Netflix subscription.
Netflix announced that it’s signed a deal with Murphy to produce new TV shows and movies exclusively for the streaming service. The deal is set for five years and is believed to cost as much as $300 million, and will begin July 1st.
“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.
Murphy’s current deal with 20th Century Fox was set to expire this year, and many studios were bidding for his services.
Murphy is the second major producer to receive a deal from Netflix in recent months. Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes also recently joined the streaming service to help produce shows and movies.
Netflix is already one of the biggest producers, if not the biggest producer, of TV shows and movies in Hollywood right now. And they’re just collecting even more A-list talent to continue doing so.
And don’t worry: Murphy will continue running American Crime Story and American Horror Story.