If you think that Ryan Murphy is content with the impressive number of shows he created, you might want to think again.
The American Horror Story creator and one of the most prolific showrunners around has revealed he signed a 10-project deal with Netflix.
At the Time 100 Summit on 23 April, Murphy announced these projects include three documentaries, four TV shows, and three movies.
Murphy’s upcoming projects with Netflix
Three are shows, including drama Ratched, starring Sarah Paulson as the infamous Nurse Ratched, and The Politician, a political satire featuring Ben Platt. Finally, Hollywood will focus on the golden age of Tinseltown.
Murphy also announced two Netflix film adaptations of Broadway productions. The first is The Prom, set for a September 2020 debut, and the other is The Boys in the Band with Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto, also due out in 2020.
A platform to showcase young voices
Netflix was tightlipped and couldn’t provide further details about their collaboration.
Murphy said signing with Netflix was both the ‘hardest thing I’ve ever done and the easiest thing I’ve ever done’.
He explained the streaming giant gave him the freedom to create what he wanted and a platform to showcase new, young voices.
‘I was able to say what I felt my worth was, and it was met. And I was astonished,’ Murphy said.
‘It was a great moment for me. I didn’t feel like the picked-on kid anymore.’
The stories people want to talk about
The openly gay showrunner also made a crucial point about storytelling.
‘If you’re not writing about women or gender or race, you’re not writing,’ Murphy said.
‘Those are the stories that people want to talk about.’
Murphy’s latest project Pose tick all of the above boxes.
The critically acclaimed show focuses on the LGBTI ballroom community in New York City during the 1980s. Particularly, the series deals with trans women of color during the HIV crisis, giving a voice to an underrepresented community.
The show is coming back for a second season in June 2019.