Not to sound like a speaker at the Republican National Convention, but Crime is sweeping the world. Netflix will be the exclusive global streaming home for FX’s American Crime Story, through a new deal between Netflix and and 20th Century Fox TV. The first season of the series, The People v. O.J. Simpson, will pop up everywhere Netflix is available (except Canada; sorry, Canada) in 2017. Ryan Murphy has said the series’ second season will take place during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but its premiere date hasn’t yet been announced. FX president John Landgraf has been openly critical of Netflix, and several FX shows have gone to its rival Hulu, so this deal is somewhat of a surprise, though it was probably helped along by Netflix’s coffers of cash. As they say, Crime pays.
The verdict is in!