Ryan Murphy’s imprint on television grows by the day. Not only is the filmmaker expanding his presence on Netflix, but he’s now working on two new series for FX.
Murphy will develop new shows, both spinning off the American Horror Story and American Crime Story name. The new series includes American Sports Story and American Love Story, from Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, and Brad Simpson.
American Sports Story is “a scripted anthological limited series focusing on a prominent event involving a sports figure and re-examines it through the prism of today’s world, telling that story from multiple perspectives.”
The first installment of Sports will follow the story of Aaron Hernandez. The series will explore the rise and fall of one-time NFL superstar and examine what led to the events of his death. The series is based on the podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc from the Boston Globe and Wondery.
American Love Story is “a scripted anthology series of sweeping true love stories that captured the world’s attention.” The first season of Love will depict the whirlwind relationship and marriage of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette.
“When Ryan Murphy came to us with these two spinoffs and the stories for American Sports Story and American Love Story, we immediately jumped at the opportunity,” said John Landgraf, Chairman of FX. “What began with American Horror Story has spawned some of the best and most indelible programs of our generation, most notably American Crime Story which created a beautiful partnership between Ryan, Brad, Nina, and Brad. Their alchemy and the way in which they construct these stories is done with such care, such clarity, and such dimensionality that creates the magnificence that is The People v. O.J. Simpson, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and Impeachment. We can’t wait to see what comes next.”
During FX’s TCA day, it was also announced that American Crime Story will return for a season focusing on Studio 54.