American Crime Story, American Horror Story, Feud, Pose and FX itself cancelled?
Ryan Murphy has signed a lucrative five-year deal with Netflix, placing his FX shows and the network’s future in doubt.
Per insiders, the shows will remain on FX, but are not currently expected to continue beyond their current runs. FX has not confirmed end dates for the four shows.
Responding to Murphy’s defection, FX chief John Landgraf said:
“For more than 15 years, we have enjoyed an outstanding partnership with Ryan Murphy and we look forward to continuing that relationship on our four shows under his creative leadership. With more than 20 scripted original series on our schedule or upcoming, FX has a very successful track record of identifying and developing talented writers who have produced award-winning hit shows and it will continue to do so. The network has an outstanding slate of development and FX Productions has the finest roster of producers in our history. We will continue to provide creative freedom and support for artists of all backgrounds to tell diverse stories and do their best work.”
Defiant about the future of FX, he added:
“We have not been a business or a channel that has bought developed or established talent, gone out into the marketplace with a massive checkbook and bought established talent. We’re a place where people have come to make their first show or their first successful show over and over and over again. That’s our business … finding the voices that you guys you know, the Louis C.K.s before he made Louie or the Pamela Adlons before she made Better Things or the Donald Glover before Atlanta. You know, you just think back to most of our successful shows come from ideas and/or people you would not have expected to be able to make something of that caliber. And I don’t think anything, any force on Earth can keep us from doing that. That’s what we do.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the survival status of American Crime Story, American Horror Story, Feud and Pose…