Netflix is putting a lot of money behind TV super producer Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee, American Horror Story, and American Crime Story.
According to Deadline, the streaming giant shelled out $300 million for five years of exclusive content for Netflix starting in July.
“The history of this moment is not lost on me,” Murphy told Deadline. “I am a gay kid from Indiana who moved to Hollywood in 1989 with $55 dollars in savings in my pocket, so the fact that my dreams have crystallized and come true in such a major way is emotional and overwhelming to me.”
Now the real question: since Murphy will no longer have to deal with broadcast television, what kind of TV shows will we get? A sexy, college-based Glee? American Hole Story? A Scream Queens reboot?
Now that Netflix has bagged Murphy, it also has two of the biggest television producers of all time. In August, Netflix announced that it had inked a dealwith Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. With Rhimes creating content that centers women of color and Murphy bringing a lot of queerness to screen, Netflix seems to be betting on telling diverse stories.
The real question is, will there be potential for Rhimes and Murphy to collab???
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