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Three 'American Story' Ryan Murphy Shows Announced - Get All the Details!

Three 'American Story' Ryan Murphy Shows Announced - Get All the Details!

Ryan Murphy is extending his brand in a big way.

The TV show creator has three shows in the works under the American Story banner, Deadline confirmed Friday (August 13).

First, there are two new spinoffs to add to the FX franchise: American Sports Story, and American Love Story. The two shows were announced during FX’s TCA day.

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Here’s a description: “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. Written by Stu Zicherman (The Americans), the untitled first installment is based on the podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc…[which] 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.”

The next is American Love Story, which chronicles true love stories.

“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.”

And finally, there is a fourth installment of American Crime Story now in the works.

Studio 54: American Crime Story will tell the story 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 open drug use. With Rubell and Schrager’s meteoric rise came their epic fall less than three years later when the impresarios were convicted of tax fraud.”

It was also revealed that FX is greenlighting a second season of anthology series American Horror Stories, set to premiere in 2022.

Plus, find out which star has returned to the set for the upcoming American Horror Story!

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