Netflix has locked up another exclusive in the ongoing battle for TV rights: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story will be available only on the streaming service starting in 2017, Netflix and 20th Century Fox Television announced today.
Under the Netflix/Fox deal, all seasons of FX’s anthology series American Crime Story will be released globally on Netflix — except in Canada — after their initial broadcast windows. Netflix already offers plenty of Fox programming, including TV shows such as Fox’s Bones and Family Guy and FX’s Justified and The Shield. However, the American Crime Story deal is the first worldwide licensing agreement between the two companies for streaming rights.
The People v. O.J. Simpson, the acclaimed first season of FX’s anthology series American Crime Story, premiered in February and ran for 10 episodes, capturing the attention of the nation like the "trial of the century" did more than two decades ago. The show received 22 Emmy nominations, including six nods in acting categories for performances like Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.
For more on The People v. O.J. Simpson, read our initial impressions of the series. The next installment of American Crime Story will focus on Hurricane Katrina; it is set to debut on FX in 2017.