Netflix announced today that it has reached an agreement with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution to be the exclusive global streaming home of the FX docu-drama series “American Crime Story,” produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.
The 10-episode first season, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” earned 22 Emmy nominations was cable’s most-watched new series of 2016. It was executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk.
The second season, focusing on Hurricane Katrina, will debut on FX next year.
The first season will be available globally on Netflix, excluding Canada, in 2017, and all subsequent seasons made available after their respective broadcast windows.
Netflix also announced on Monday that on Aug. 19 it will premiere its original documentary “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” directed by Justin Krook, exploring celebrity deejay Steve Aoki’s career, as well as his relationship with his late father Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki, the founder of the Benihana restaurant chain, who was also a noted wrestler and powerboat racer.
The film was produced by David Gelb (“Chef’s Table,” “Jiro Dreams of Sushi”), Matthew Weaver (“Rock of Ages”), Matt Colon and Happy Walters, executive produced by Michael Mailis and co-produced by Susan Wrubel.
Over the weekend, the streaming giant revealed that it has closed a deal with Polygon Pictures to be the exclusive global distributor of the original anime film “Blame!”
Based on a manga created by Tsutomu Nihei that ran from 1997 to 2003, the film is set in the distant future where the remnants of the human race reside within the Megastructure, a vast, dangerous labyrinth that has grown wild and out of control. Into this world arrives Killy, on a quest to bring civilization back from the brink of oblivion.”
“Blame!” is directed by Hiroyuki Seshita, who helmed the animated series “AJIN: Demi-Human,” currently available globally as a Netflix original.
“Blame” will be available on Netflix in high dynamic range (HDR) format, as will “Knights of Sidonia,” a series Nihei and Seshita collaborated on that was first released in 2014.