Ryan Murphy’s true crime drama American Crime Story was a huge hit for it’s home network FX in the US, making it the most-watched new series of 2016. It has now been announced that Netflix has picked up the global streaming rights for the anthology series.
The first season of the drama focused on the murder trial of O. J. Simpson, and had an all-star cast including Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Nathan Lane & Courtney B. Vance. The next season is set to focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and, like in Murphy’s American Horror Story, will see a number of the cast return, but in new roles.
Sean Carey, Vice President of Global Television at Netflix commented “We’re excited to evolve our relationship with Fox and to bring their lauded content to our members around the world. Given the popularity of the first season of American Crime Story, we are thrilled to offer this acclaimed drama series to our members.”
Season 1 of the show aired on BBC2 in the UK, as a rare international buy in for the broadcaster. From 2017, all subsequent series will air on Netflix around the globe (excluding Canada).