Some projects like The Politician have already been announced.
Ryan Murphy – who’s best known for creating and producing shows such as American Horror Story, Glee, Pose, American Crime Story and Feud – has revealed that he’s signed a ten-project deal with Netflix.
Making the announcement at the Time 100 Summit, Murphy revealed that the deal included three documentaries, three television shows and four films.
Among the television shows are The Politician, Ratched and Hollywood. The Politician, which is due out in September, will star Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, “a wealthy student from California who knows he’s going to be President one day, but first he has to navigate the treacherous political waters of his high school to become student body president”.
Ratched will be a Netflix origin series of Nurse Ratched from classic film One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, and stars Sarah Paulson as the titular character. And Hollywood is set to focus on Hollywood’s golden days of glory.
The Prom tells the story of a teenage same-sex couple who wish to attend their school prom together, but are met with resistance from their homophobic teachers. Meanwhile, The Boys in the Band follows a group of gay men who attend a house party.
However, both Netflix and Murphy didn’t comment on any unannounced projects.
Murphy called signing the deal both “hardest thing I’ve ever done and the easiest thing I’ve ever done.” He added that it was Netflix’s commitment to giving him the freedom and platform to create what he wanted that convinced him to go through with the deal.
“I was able to say what I felt my worth was, and it was met. And I was astonished,” he said. “It was a great moment for me. I didn’t feel like the picked-on kid anymore.”
And criticising the industry, which often focuses around white men, he said: “If you’re not writing about women or gender or race, you’re not writing.
“Those are the stories that people want to talk about.”