Ryan Murphy first came into public recognition by co-creating the teen comedy series Popular, which set him up on his trip to stardom by producing such series as Nip/Tuck, Glee, The New Normal, among others. After many years of success hand in hand with Fox, he has decided to part ways and go in a different direction, and become the new series producer for the American streaming entertainment company Netflix. The amount of money he would receive for his services, starting in July this year, is to be as much as US$300 million, his contract will last for a period of five years.

LGBTQ icon

Ryan Murphy came out in the late 90's and as his life while growing up was so brutally full with homophobia, he decided to create LGBTQ characters for his Tv Productions, in order to portray the rough reality of people from this community. Thanks to his inclusion of characters like Kurt Hummel (a bullied kid from the musical TV series Glee) and Sophia Burset (an Afro-American transgender man from the drama series Orange Is the New Black), he offered a different point of view for traditional families to see what many people around the world face every day.


His career has turned out to be one of the most prolific and lucrative among Hollywood producers. In his more-than ten years of creating mostly TV series, he has come out with such successful productions as Glee (a musical comedy-drama television series that aired in the United States from May 19, 2009, to March 20, 2015), Nip/Tuck (a medical drama television series that aired in the United States from July 22, 2003 to March 3, 2010), Scream Queens (a comedy horror television series that started airing on September 22, 2015), American Horror Story (an anthology horror television series that first aired on October 5, 2011), and others; always providing the viewers with fresh and original content, as well as staying true to his commitment with social consciousness awareness.

The light bringer

Ryan Murphy not only brought back the comedy and horror genre prominent to the small screen, but he also helped resurrect the careers of big American movie actresses Jessica Lange (two-times Oscar winner), Annette Bening (four-time Academy Award nominee) and Kathy Bates (Tony Award nominee, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner), as the three ladies have participated in the horror-thriller series American Horror Story.

Many things are still unknown when it comes to the future of Fox and Netflix, and the hypothesis may vary depending on the viewers’ perspective, but one thing is sure, whatever Ryan Murphy decides to create, will certainly impact with controversy in the popular culture field.