Ryan Murphy is taking his talents to Netflix, folks.
The mastermind behind American Horror Story and American Crime Story will officially exit his longtime office at 20th Century Fox Television on July 1.
It had to be a hard decision for him to part, but by no means is he doing it for scraps. According to a report from the New York Times, the high-profile producer locked down a 5-year deal worth around $300 million.
Netflix announced the deal on Tuesday night, revealing that Murphy and his self-tilted production company will produce new series and films starting this summer.
“Ryan Murphy’s series have influenced the global cultural zeitgeist, reinvented genres and changed the course of television history. His unfaltering dedication to excellence and to give voice to the underrepresented, to showcase a unique perspective or just to shock the hell out of us, permeates his genre-shattering work,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “From Nip/Tuck – our first licensed series – to American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson and American Horror Story, we’ve seen how his brand of storytelling captivates consumers and critics across the globe. 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 is just the latest heavyweight producer to make a move to the thriving streaming service. Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes signed an exclusive deal with the company last year. With more big names making the transition, it’s safe to say that Netflix is definitely the place to be at the moment. Who knows, maybe they’ll snag Donald Glover next.