Netflix Lands Global Streaming Rights To FX’s ‘American Crime Story’


FX’s American Crime Story is headed to Netflix. The internet TV network and 20th Century Fox TV Distribution today announced their first global SVOD licensing agreement, under which Netflix will be the global streaming home for FX’s hit franchise.

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The 22-time Emmy-nominated first season, The People v. O.J. Simpson, will be available globally on Netflix, excluding Canada, in 2017, in 2017 with all seasons made available after their respective broadcast windows. The People v. O.J. Simpson  wrapped its 10-episode run as cable’s most-watched new series of 2016. The second season of American Crime Story focusing on Hurricane Katrina will debut on FX next year.

From executive producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown, Nathan Lane, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson and Bruce Greenwood. The limited series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

“We’re excited to evolve our relationship with Fox and to bring their lauded content to our members around the world,” said Sean Carey, Vice President of Global Television. “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, EVP Worldwide Pay TV and SVOD, 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.”

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