Ryan Murphy's 'American Story' Franchise Expands with Two New Anthology Series
'American Love Story' and 'American Sports Story' are forthcoming
Published Aug 13, 2021The Ryan Murphy-verse continues to grow.
FX and 20th Television have announced the expansion of Ryan Murphy's American Story anthology franchise, which currently includes American Crime Story and American Horror Story, as well as its recent spinoff American Horror Stories.
The new series in development are currently titled American Love Story and American Sports Story, both produced by Murphy alongside Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.
The first season of American Sports Story will "chart the rise and fall of NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez and explore the connections of the disparate strands of his identity, his family, his career, his suicide, and their legacy in sports and American culture," according to a release. Written by Stu Zicherman, it's based on the podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc from the Boston Globe and Wondery.
American Love Story will focus its first season on the story of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette, tracing their courtship and marriage and ending in their 1999 deaths in a private plane crash.
We're also getting a fourth season of American Crime Story titled Studio 54: American Crime Story, as well as American Horror Story: Double Feature, which premieres August 25 on FX.
Yesterday, we got the official trailer for Impeachment: American Crime Story, which will premiere on September 7 over at FX.
Good luck keeping up!