Netflix Lands American Crime Story for Global Footprint


BEVERLY HILLS: Netflix is to become the global streaming home, excluding Canada, for American Crime Story, following a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution.

This is the first global SVOD licensing deal between the streaming platform and Fox. Season one becomes available on Netflix in 2017, with following seasons to be on offer after the broadcast windows.

Season one of the drama, The People v. O.J. Simpson, ran on FX this year and scored 22 Emmy nominations. From executive producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk, the limited series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions. The next season of the anthology series will be centered on Hurricane Katrina.

“We’re excited to evolve our relationship with FOX and to bring their lauded content to our members around the world,” said Sean Carey, VP of global television at Netflix. “Given the popularity of the first season of American Crime Story, we are thrilled to offer this acclaimed drama series to our members.”

“We’re extremely pleased to continue our relationship with Netflix on this groundbreaking deal,” said Gina Brogi, executive VP of worldwide pay TV and SVOD at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. “We are very proud of the first installment of this franchise, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which has received extraordinary critical acclaim and perfectly captured the cultural zeitgeist.”