FX just made major news for fans of the “American Story” franchise. Two new limited series are in development, American Sports Story and American Love Story, the next season of American Crime Story will be inspired by Studio 54, and FX on Hulu has renewed American Horror Stories for another installment.

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What’s Happening:

  • FX and 20th Television have made a deal with Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson for more programs from the “American Story” series.
  • American Horror Story and American Crime Story have both been critically and commercially successful for FX and the 4th season of American Crime Story will be based on Studio 54.
  • Joining the franchise are American Sports Story and American Love Story.
  • The new FX on Hulu series, American Horror Stories, has also been renewed for another season ahead of the first season’s finale on August 19th.
  • The 10th installment, American Horror Story: Double Feature, premieres Wednesday, August 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX, and streaming the next day via FX on Hulu.
  • More information about each new series can be found below.

About American Sports Story:

  • “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 American Sports Story is based on the podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc from the Boston Globe and Wondery. The limited series charts the rise and fall of NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez and explores the connections of the disparate strands of his identity, his family, his career, his suicide, and their legacy in sports and American culture”
  • Stu Zicherman (The Americans) is the writer and Executive Producer and Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Brad Falchuk are Executive Producers.  Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery (Dr. Death) are Executive Producers alongside Executive Producers Linda Pizutti Henry and Ira Napoliello of The Boston Globe.

About American Love Story:

  • “American Love Story is a scripted anthology series of sweeping true love stories that captured the world’s attention.  The first installment depicts the whirlwind courtship and marriage of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette.  What started out as a beautiful union for the young couple, widely regarded as American royalty, began to fray under the stress of the relentless microscope and navel gaze of tabloid media. The pressures of their careers and rumored family discord ended with their tragic deaths when his private plane crashed into the ocean on a hazy summer night off the coast of Massachusetts.  Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Alexis Martin Woodall are Executive Producers of American Love Story.”  

About Studio 54: American Crime Story:

  • “Studio 54: American Crime Story is currently in development as the potential fourth installment of the award-winning hit limited series franchise, American Crime Story.  The story tells the saga of Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager who in 1977 turned their midtown Manhattan disco into an international mecca of nightlife for the rich and famous and commoners alike—renowned for its lavish parties, music, sex and drugs.  With Rubell and Schrager’s meteoric rise came their epic fall less than three years later when the impresarios were convicted of tax fraud.”

 What They’re Saying:

  • John Landgraf, Chairman of FX: “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.”
  • Dana Walden, Chairman of Entertainment, Walt Disney Television: “More than a decade ago, Ryan Murphy expressed interest in expanding the American Horror Story model to be able to tell different ‘American’ stories, which have long captivated so many of us.  It was a brilliant idea.  Adding these new installments to the franchise will enable Ryan, Brad, Nina and Brad and their talented teams to tackle riveting stories outside of the horror and crime genres. This group has done a truly amazing job of examining situations we think we know everything about and making us realize that there was so much more there than what we had been told.  Many of us at 20th Television, FX and FXP have worked together on this franchise since the very beginning and it has been a privilege.  It’s been an incredible partnership and collaboration and we’re looking forward to these new chapters.”
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