Prolific producer Ryan Murphy is moving to Netflix as part of a record-setting five-year deal valued at $250-300 million.
The “Glee,” “9-1-1,” “American Horror Story,” “American Crime Story,” “Feud,” “Scream Queens,” “Nip/Tuck” and “Popular” creator’s pact with the streaming service calls for him to produce new series and films exclusively for Netflix starting from July 1st when his current deal with 20th Century Fox TV expires.
Murphy has been a reliable hitmaker for Fox and FX, and Murphy was personally courted by Disney chairman-CEO Bob Iger to join the Mouse House as Fox and FX are transitioned over to Disney control. He didn’t accept.
Murphy has already gone into business with Netflix on two series that were set up during the past few months: “Ratched” and “The Politician”. The deal follows on from Netflix signing ABC’s Shonda Rhimes under an exclusive and rich production pact in August last year.