Ryan Murphy to dramatize tragic tale of NFL player Aaron Hernandez as well as doomed marriage between John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette in next ‘American Story’ series on FX
Ryan Murphy is already setting his sights on his next dramatizations.
The television show creator, 55, has received the green light from FX to helm two new shows in its American Story franchise: American Sports Story and American Love Story.
American Sports Story will focus on the tragic tale of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who was convicted of murder and killed himself in prison.
Meanwhile, American Love Story will follow the triumphs and tribulations in the doomed marriage of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, including the plane crash which claimed both their lives.
Can’t help but create: Ryan Murphy will soon add two more shows, American Sports Story and American Love Story, to his already prolific body of work
A sure-fire touchdown: The first season of American Sports Story will focus on Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end who was convicted of murder and killed himself in prison
The American Story franchise currently consists of three shows: American Horror Story, American Crime Story and American Horror Stories which premiered in July of this year.
A fourth season to American Crime Story was also announced.
American Crime Story season 4 will follow Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager as the duo create one of the most legendary nightclubs that has ever existed – Studio 54.
Gone too son: American Love Story will focus on the triumphs and tribulations in the relationship between John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy including the tragic plane crash which claimed both their lives
Awards galore: Murphy, a six-time Emmy Winner, pictured here with actor Darren Criss in 2018 holding trophies they won for season 2 of American Crime Story, The Assassination of Gianni Versace
Season 3 of American Crime Story hasn’t even aired yet but will this September. The show’s third outing will tell the story of President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky’s relationship as well as the resulting impeachment trial.
In a statement released Friday, FX Chairman John Landgraf said, ‘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.
‘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.’
Murphy left 20th Television in 2018 and signed a five-year, $300 million deal to develop shows for Netflix. He has produced content such as The Prom, The Politician, Ratched and much more for the streaming giant.
A very rich man indeed: Murphy, seen here in 2019 with reality tv star Bethenny Frankel, signed a five-year, $300 million contract to develop shows for Netflix in 2018