Netflix just locked down another major writer-producer known for creating acclaimed hits for other networks.
The streaming service has snatched up prolific writer-producer Ryan Murphy with an exclusive overall deal.
Murphy is the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning mind behind shows including Glee, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, and 9-1-1. He previously had an overall deal with 20th Century Fox to create content for Fox and FX.
The move comes on the heels of Netflix snatching up showrunner Shonda Rhimes, of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, fame last August, coaxing her away from her longtime home at ABC.
“Ryan Murphy’s series have influenced the global cultural zeitgeist, reinvented genres, and changed the course of television history,” said Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix. “His unfaltering dedication to excellence and to give voice to the underrepresented, to showcase a unique