Director-producer Brad Buecker, a long-time close collaborator of Ryan Murphy, has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television where Murphy also is based.
Under the multi-year pact, Buecker will continue to executive produce FX/20th TV’s American Horror Story, co-created/executive produced by Murphy, as well as develop new projects for broadcast and cable.
“Brad and I have worked together dating all the way back to Nip/Tuck, and he directed some of the most memorable episodes of American Horror Story, Scream Queens and Glee,” said Ryan Murphy. “There’s nothing I’ve thrown at him that he didn’t handle brilliantly, and our casts and crews adore him. I’m pleased that thanks to this new deal, we’ll be collaborating for years to come.”
Buecker has directed 13 episodes of the AHS franchise, including the most recent season finale of AHS: Hotel, as well as 21 episodes of Fox’s Glee, on which he also served as an executive producer, and 2 episodes of Fox’s Scream Queens. He also served as co-executive producer/director on the NBC comedy series The New Normal, which Murphy co-created and exec produced.
“Brad Buecker has been one of Ryan’s MVPs for years, and the work he’s done for us on his shows has been extraordinary,” said TCFTV President of Creative Affairs Jonnie Davis. “We are thrilled to extend our relationship with him, both to keep our valuable franchise AHS strong, and because we’re excited to develop new projects with him for both network and cable.”
Buecker, currently in post-production on his debut feature Billy Boy starring Blake Jenner and Melissa Benoist, is repped by WME and manager Jewerl Ross.