Producer Ryan Murphy signs exclusive Netflix deal

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, Ryan Murphy, the executive producer/writer/director of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," takes part in a panel discussion on the FX series during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. Murphy is expanding his empire to Netflix. The streaming service says Murphy signed a deal to produce new series and films exclusively for it starting in July. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, Ryan Murphy, the executive producer/writer/director of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story," takes part in a panel discussion on the FX series during the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. Murphy is expanding his empire to Netflix. The streaming service says Murphy signed a deal to produce new series and films exclusively for it starting in July. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES - TV and movie producer Ryan Murphy is expanding his empire to Netflix.

The streaming service says Murphy signed a deal to produce new series and films exclusively for it starting in July. Details of the multiyear deal were not disclosed.

Murphy has been producing TV shows for the Fox broadcast network and FX cable channel, including "Glee," ''9-1-1," ''American Crime Story" and "American Horror Story."

He will continue working on the Fox and FX shows produced by 20th Century Fox Television, a spokesman for Murphy said Wednesday.

Two new shows that will premiere on Netflix, "Ratched" and "The Politician," also will be produced by Fox, his spokesman said.

Murphy's big-screen credits include "Running with Scissors" and "Eat Pray Love."

The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. 2018

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