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A Hollywood Ending

by M.G. Siegler

Ryan Murphy Heads to Netflix in Deal Said to Be Worth Up to $300 Million

A few interesting elements to this. First, wow. Second, Nip/Tuck was one of the first shows in the new era of TV that I became obsessed with. It was just so different. Third, a very real power is clearly shifting to Netflix. And fast.

Bonus, a shot at Disney!

Mr. Murphy signaled his restlessness last month, at the Television Critics Association media event in Los Angeles, when he expressed angst over his future. For years, he said, he thought he would “literally be buried on the Fox lot.” Once Rupert Murdoch made the decision to sell the company, however, Mr. Murphy was not so sure.
He approached Disney’s chief executive, Robert A. Iger, with a question that suggested his discomfort with his new corporate trappings:
“Am I going to have to put Mickey Mouse in ‘American Horror Story’?”

You may recall that last summer, Netflix also stole Shonda Rhimes from Disney (ABC)...


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