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Ryan Murphy Set to Leave Netflix for Disney

Ryan Murphy Set to Leave Netflix for Disney

Ryan Murphy

Out writer, producer, and director Ryan Murphy is bidding farewell to Netflix after his five-year contract with the streaming giant comes to an end.

Out writer, producer, and director Ryan Murphy is bidding farewell to Netflix after his five-year contract with the streaming giant comes to an end. He has reportedly found a new home at Disney.

Murphy is known for having co-created and produced enormously popular shows like American Horror Story, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Pose, and Glee, among many others.

In 2018, the famed producer made headlines when he left 20th Century Fox TV and signed a $300 million deal with Netflix. Alongside Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy), he became one of the most prominent producers to join the platform.

Murphy's upcoming move to Disney is set to bring him back together with Disney co-chair Dana Walden, who collaborated with him during their time at what was then 20th Century Fox TV. Murphy will also be reuniting with FX's John Landgraf, another longtime creative partner.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the move was already in the works when the Writers Guild of America began striking in May.

Murphy struggled during his early years at Netflix, as projects like Hollywood,Halston, and the feature film The Prom failed to gain traction. But last year, Dahmer and TheWatcher, both created by Murphy and Ian Brennan, became massive hits for the platform.

While working with Netflix, Murphy continued to produce noteworthy franchises for 20th Century Fox TV that he had initiated before his departure, including American Horror Story, Pose, and the upcoming second season of Feud.

In keeping with this tradition, Murphy will continue producing new seasons of Monster and The Watcher for Netflix after making his move to Disney.

The new deal is currently being negotiated, and Murphy's existing agreement with Netflix will remain in effect until the end of the month, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Disney has yet to comment on the matter.

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