New Ryan Murphy Shows & Movies Coming Soon to Netflix

Every Netflix exclusive project coming soon from the prolific producer, Ryan Murphy.

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Ryan Murphy Shows Movies Coming To Netflix

Ryan Murphy is perhaps one of the most prolific producers in Hollywood and since 2018 has worked with Netflix under a comprehensive overall deal. Here’s your complete breakdown of Ryan Murphy’s entire output for Netflix thus far and what’s next.

As you may know, Netflix has overall deals with prolific creators from all around the world. Ryan Murphy was one of the biggest creators to jump over to Netflix having previously worked exclusively for Disney and their FX and Fox brands creating hits like American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Glee, and others.

While Murphy still works with Disney on existing projects, he works on Netflix projects too until at least June 2023 when his deal is due to expire.


Ryan Murphy Shows and Movies Streaming Now on Netflix

Ryan Murphy Shows On Netflix

Pictured: Ryan Murphy’s output on Netflix since 2020

Here’s the rundown of every Ryan Murphy project that’s come to Netflix exclusively thus far. Those marked with asterisks aren’t part of his Netflix deal but still arrived exclusively on Netflix.

  • The Politician (Season 1)* – September 27th, 2019
  • Circus of Books (Documentary) – April 20th, 2020
  • A Secret Love (Documentary) – April 29th, 2020
  • Hollywood (Limited Series) – May 1st, 2020
  • The Politician (Season 2)* – June 19th, 2020
  • The Boys in the Band (Movie) – September 30th, 2020
  • Ratched (Season 1)* – September 18th, 2020
  • The Prom – December 11th, 2020
  • Halston (Limited Series) – May 14th, 2021
  • Pray Away – August 3rd, 2021
  • The Andy Warhol Diaries – March 9th, 2022
  • Monster – September 21st, 2022
  • Mr. Harrigan’s Phone – October 5th, 2022
  • The Watcher – October 13th, 2022

Here’s every Ryan Murphy project coming to Netflix over the next few years that have been announced.

Please note: this is a live article and will be updated over time. Last updated: February 2023.


Upcoming Ryan Murphy Series and Movie Coming to Netflix

Monster (Season 2) 

Type: Series
Netflix Release Date: TBA

Dahmer Netflix Series

Picture: Netflix

What was previously believed to be a limited series has now evolved into another brand-new anthology for Ryan Murphy. For some Monster came out of nowhere, however, despite the limited amount of advertising the series was still a smash hit for Netflix.

Renewed for at least two more seasons, the next season of Monster will most likely focus on another one of the USA’s infamous serial killers. Interestingly, we could see the focus shift and instead of serial killers we could see other “monsters” of American history, however, this could toe the line too closely with Murphy’s other crime series, American Crime Story.


The Watcher (Season 2)

Coming to Netflix: TBA (date subject to change)

The Watcher Ryan Murphy Series And Movies Coming To Netflix

Another series we previously thought was going to be limited, instead has been renewed for a second season. Almost immediately proceeding the release of Monster was The Watcher, and while the series didn’t reach the same heights as Monster, it still performed considerably well in its own right.

It’s unclear when we will see the next season on Netflix, but we’ll be seeing it sometime in the near future.


Ratched (Season 2)

Coming to Netflix: Unknown

Ratched Season 1 September 2020

Prior to the release of Monster, the first season of Ratched was undoubtedly the biggest title to come to Netflix from Murphy. It smashed expectations and entered Netflix’s list of most-viewed shows.

When the series was originally announced after an intense bidding war, Netflix gave the series a two-season order meaning that Nurse Ratched should be returning.

Sadly, we still have no window when we can expect season 2 of Ratched with no production dates and cast members also unclear whether the show will ever return.


A Chorus Line (Limited Series)

Coming to Netflix: TBD

A Chorus Line Netflix

A Chorus Line debuted as a movie in 1985 but was originally a Broadway musical. This new limited mini-series will consist of 10 episodes adapting the play for the modern-day.

Here’s the official synopsis:

“Centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. Based on the Broadway musical.”

If you’re looking for more information on the original Broadway musical providing some excellent context, check out TheaterMania’s article.


Marlene Dietrich Untitled Series

Coming to Netflix: TBD

Marlene Dietrich Ryan Murphy Series Netflix

This series will be similar in premise to Murphy’s previous biopic Halston series in being a biopic limited series based on a famous figurehead.

Jessica Lange is set to play the role of Marlene who previously featured in The Politician in its first season.

The series is reportedly in pre-production, however, we’ve yet to learn of any cast members beyond Jessica Lange.


Consent

Coming to Netflix: TBD

Me Too Picture Consent Netflix

Announced back in May 2018, this new anthology series that will ride the wave of the #MeToo movement will examine stories of sexual harassment in the workplace, specifically during the movement.

Each episode would recount a new story with a different director. One of the episodes is expected to cover an account of what happened at the Weinstein Company and one that covers the allegations against House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey.


The Legend of Georgia McBride

The Legend Of Georgia Mcbride

This will be the third major play adaptation to come from Ryan Murphy and is being produced alongside Todd Spiewak and Eric Norsoph.

The project was first announced in late 2020.

The movie will follow an expectant father fired from his job and looking to break into the entertainment industry as a drag artist. Jim Parsons is currently attached to star.


Outfielder

Coming to Netflix: TBD

Glenn Burke Netflix Outfielder

Set to be written and directed by Robert O’Hara, Outfielder is the temporary name for a new limited series that Ryan Murphy and Jamie Lee Curtis will produce.

The limited series is thought to be a biopic on 19-year-old Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke, who is reportedly the first-ever person to do a high five.


Untitled Janet Cooke Movie

Type: Movie
Netflix Release Date:
TBD

Janet Cooke Movie Netflix

Janet Mock will be spearheading this project that has Ryan Murphy producing. It’s based on the journalist Janet Cooke who won a Pulitzer Prize in the early 1980s with her piece, Jimmy’s World but quickly got into trouble over it.


Before we leave you, we just want to wrap up with some other points, rumors, or projects that have been announced in the past but have gone quiet.

  • A feature film on former first lady Betty Ford is reportedly in active development but is yet to be confirmed.
  • Ryan Murphy and Rob Lowe were reportedly at one stage teaming up for a feature movie on Joe Exotic, the subject of Netflix’s Tiger King documentary series.
  • In 2015, One Hit Wonders was announced, which sees Ryan Murphy team up with Gwyneth Paltrow for a musical dramedy. That title has gone MIA but perhaps could find its way onto Netflix.
  • There have been plenty of rumors swirling about Murphy maybe bringing Scream Queens to Netflix but nothing of substance, sadly.

What Ryan Murphy project are you most looking forward to on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.

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