Ryan Murphy


Barack Obama in talks to produce Netflix shows

Former President Barack Obama is set to produce a series of high-profile series for SVOD service Netflix. According to the New York Times citing people familiar with the situation, Obama is in “advanced negotiations” with the streamer. Signing a former president would arguably be Netflix’s biggest ever coup, eclipsing big bucks agreements with the likes […]

Sky UK among buyers of Ryan Murphy’s Fox drama 9-1-1

Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution has licensed its high rating cop series 9-1-1 in over 100 countries, including to Sky Living and Now TV in the UK and Ireland. Since its debut this January in the US, 9-1-1 has become the best-rated scripted series on Fox, according to the company. The series, created by Ryan […]

Ryan Murphy exits Fox for exclusive $300m Netflix deal

Netflix has pulled off perhaps its biggest production coup to date by prising US super-producer Ryan Murphy away from Fox through an exclusive US$300 million deal. Over recent weeks, rumours have rumbled on that SVOD giant Netflix would sign Murphy (pictured), who is known for series such as American Horror Story and Glee, to bolster its original programming […]

Netflix lands Ryan Murphy political comedy series

Streaming service Netflix has beaten off rivals Amazon and Hulu to secure the latest comedy from Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy. Capture of The Politician, which has landed a two-season straight-to-series order, is a boon for Netflix, which has been targeting big name producers in recent months. Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian […]

Netflix grabs One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel

SVOD service Netflix has given a two-season commitment to a One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest origin story drama. The series will star Sarah Paulson and will focus on the Nurse Ratched character from the seminal 1975 film, which in turn was based on Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel. The show will reunite Paulson with American […]

BBC to examine FX’s Feud

UK channel BBC Two has acquired Ryan Murphy’s FX drama about the legendary spat between Hollywood icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The network has tapped Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution (TCFTVD) for Feud: Bette and Joan, which stars Jessica Lange as Davis and Susan Sarandon as Crawford. BBC Two has been pushing into acquired […]

Viewpoint: The anthology strikes back

Dan Whitehead, head of drama and digital at UK consultancy K7 Media, on how anthology dramas have emerged from their slumber Like any creative industry, TV drama is not immune from the lure of a good bandwagon, but few have caught on as quickly as the current mania for anthology series, as a look at […]

Hollywood Studio formats

Plans are underway to make some of the most iconic US shows ever for local broadcasters with international versions of 24, Breaking Bad, ER, Glee and Gossip Girl planned in countries as far afield as Israel and China. Shows including Prison Break, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives have already had the remake treatment and […]