What Netflix’s Power Moves Mean for the Future of TV as We Know It

Netflix is making moves.

As the streaming service amps up its mission to become the premiere content provider in television, the last six months have seen the company make history-making deals with visionary creators Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, locking the minds responsible for Grey’s Anatomy and American Horror Story into exclusive contracts, effectively poaching them from all of broadcast and cable television for the near future. 

While we still need a third such deal to officially declare this a trend, Netflix’s power moves certainly hint at the possibility that they’re not done snatching up the medium’s best and brightest. And the thought of that ought to have network execs shaking in their boots.