TV News: Crime, Vampire, Iron, Riverdale, Earp

American Crime Story
Netflix has closed a global streaming licensing deal with FX that will see “The People v. O.J. Simpson” first season appear on the streaming giant in early 2017. Subsequent seasons of the anthology crime drama will follow after they’ve run on linear television. The seasons will be available everywhere Netflix is – including the United States. [Source: Variety]

The Vampire Diaries
The CW’s long-running “The Vampire Diaries” is coming to an end. Executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec revealed on Friday that the upcoming eighth season of the series will be its last. The sixteen episode run of the show kicks off October 21st with a series finale date to be announced later. [Source: The CW]

Iron Fist
Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada has revealed that the upcoming Netflix series “Iron Fist” has more villains in its first season than any of the other shows Marvel and Netflix have collaborated on so far, and that the writers have woven into the story “some great legends from Marvel present past”. [Source: IGN]

Riverdale
“Riverdale” executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says that the upcoming The CW series, based on the “Archie” comics, is effectively a “teenage Twin Peaks” with a murder mystery that will be solved in the first season and be full of twists. Additionally the show’s “timeless, dream-like look” will be heavily influenced by the likes of “The Virgin Suicides” and “Heavenly Creatures”. [Source: THR]

Wynonna Earp
SEVEN24 Films and IDW Entertainment have announced that Syfy has renewed its TV series “Wynonna Earp” for a second season to air in 2017. Series regulars Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, and Dominique Provost-Chalkley are expected back for the sophomore run of the comic adaptation, no word on an episode count as yet. [Source: Syfy]