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Ryan Murphy, Netflix Strike Massive $300M Deal: Report

Ryan Murphy, Netflix Strike Massive $300M Deal: Report

Writer/director/producer Ryan Murphy attends FX Network's 'Feud: Bette and Joan' premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 1, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 14 February 2018 01:46 PM

Ryan Murphy is Netflix-bound after the streaming service closed a reported $300 million multi-year deal with the producer best known for "American Horror Story" and "Glee," The New York Times reported.

In a statement, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos noted that Murphy’s series have “influenced the global cultural zeitgeist, reinvented genres and changed the course of television history,” according to Variety.

“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 will be producing exclusive content Netflix, including two series that are already in the works — “Ratched,” which is a fan-fic prequel to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” and the political satire “The Politician, The Verge reported.

Murphy’s move comes shortly after Disney acquired most of 21st Century Fox, and is not an all-together unexpected transition considering that his edgier producing style may fit in with the traditional Disney brand.

“Am I going to have to put Mickey Mouse in ‘American Horror Story’?” he reportedly asked Disney’s chief executive, Robert A. Iger, when the acquisition was announced, according to the Times.

The Netflix deal comes on the heels of a similar coup in which the streaming service coaxed showrunner Shonda Rhimes, who is the mastermind of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” away from her longtime home at ABC last year, Moviefone said.

Rhimes said her production company, Shondaland, had limitless possibilities at Netflix.

“The opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation,” she remarked, according to USA Today.

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