- Top showrunner Ryan Murphy signed a five-year deal with Netflix, reportedly worth $300 million dollars, in a major win for the streaming service.
- Murphy has created such hit shows as “Glee,” “Feud,” and “American Horror Story,” and has a bevy of content still on the way, including a “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel for Netflix starring Sarah Paulson as Nurse Ratched.
- We ranked all of Murphy’s shows past and present based on Rotten Tomatoes critics scores.
Superstar television showrunner Ryan Murphy has signed a five-year deal with Netflix, worth a reported $300 million. The deal will mean all of Murphy’s future shows will be on Netflix.
And Murphy has an amazing track record in the industry.
Two Murphy-created shows are currenty airing: new law enforcement procedural “9-1-1” on Fox and a new season of “American Crime Story” — “The Assassination of Gianni Versace” — on FX.
These won’t go to Netflix, unless Fox makes a deal, but Murphy already has some upcoming shows made for Netflix.
His “Ratched” series — a prequel to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” focused on the vile Nurse Ratched (played by Louise Fletcher in the original 1975 film, this time played by Sarah Paulson) scored a Netflix order in September. A Murphy comedy starring “Dear Evan Hansen” star Ben Platt called “The Politician” is also set to stream on Netflix.
Prior to the Netflix deal, FX had greenlit a second season of Murphy’s anthology series “Feud”, this time focused on Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Murphy has also been developing a drama-musical series called “Pose” for FX, with the largest transgender cast ever for a scripted series.
With so much TV coming from Murphy, it’s easy to forget what he’s already put out.
Here are his major shows, past and present, ranked from worst to best by Rotten Tomatoes critics scores:
Side notes: We broke ties with audience scores, and his first show, “Popular” in 1999, had no score. Rotten Tomatoes also takes the average of each season’s score for the show’s score, which is the number we used. We decided to separate the two seasons of “American Crime Story” because they are so wildly different, whereas the seasons of “American Horror Story” are far more connected.