Looks like Ryan Murphy is heading back to Disney.
Murphy is set to leave Netflix at the end of his five-year overall contract, worth around $300M. Deadline has confirmed that he is in talks with Disney, though no deal has been signed.
The move will reunite him with Dana Walton, who is now co-chairman of Disney Entertainment.
The move isn’t a huge surprise as many around town have openly discussed him returning to work with Walton — who was previously under an overall contract at age 20.Th While Walton was there – before moving to Streamer in 2018.
After a slow start on Netflix, with shows like HollywoodMurphy has been responsible for some of the biggest recent hits including: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story And Superintendent. Before this HollywoodHe had done series like Ratched And Politician For the streamer, the open market won them over.
Talks with Disney come amid writers strike Murphy remained silent, including the WGA/AMPTP stand and many of his performances American Horror Story Starring Kim Kardashian, it was in production during the strike.
In fact, if he returns to Disney, it will reunite him with FX boss John Landgraf. American Horror Story and its spinoffs as well Enmity And Pose.
From a game-changing hit Nip/tuckThe original series helped put FX on the map, and Murphy was closely associated with FX, which is now owned by Disney.
He still has projects with Netflix, including a second season monsterIt has become one of Netflix’s most-watched series, tells the story of Lyle and Erik Menendez, and a second season Superintendent.
In FX, he has Enemy: Capote’s Women And American sports storyIt will tell the story of NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez.
Murphy signed his five-year overall deal with Netflix starting in July 2018.
Bloomberg broke the news.