After working for Netflix for a while, Ryan Murphy is reportedly getting back together with Dana Walden and signing a new overall agreement with Disney.
This would indicate that Ryan Murphy is making his way back to his former home at Disney Entertainment.
Following a number of discussions and negotiations, Ryan has decided to rejoin Disney, much to everyone’s surprise (or not).
After striking a lucrative agreement with Netflix that was estimated to be worth between $250 million and $300 million at the time, he decided to leave Disney in favor of the streaming service.
This decision was made by Ryan Murphy five years after he departed 20th Century Fox TV to work for Netflix.
Walt Disney Entertainment has appointed Walden to the position of co-chairman.
This transaction took place just before to Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox and Walden, who was serving as chairman and CEO of Fox Television Group at the time.
Neither Ryan nor Disney has provided any evidence to support this report or explained how this arrangement came about.
This action comes at a time when the whole Hollywood community is under intense scrutiny as a result of the ongoing writers’ strike.
Both “Dahmer: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” and “The Watcher,” both of which were produced by Ryan Murphy for Netflix and were hugely successful for the streaming service, had a lot going for them in recent years.
On Netflix, the first season of Dahmer is currently listed as the third most popular English language TV season of all time.