FX expands the American Story universe as the network orders two new spin-offs from producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.
Before Impeachment: American Crime Story arrives, FX orders Studio 54: American Crime Story for its next crime story. And get ready for American Sports Story and American Love Story, new anthologies that focus on compelling sports and romance stories torn from the headlines. The announcement was made during FX’s TCA presentation on August 13th.
“When Ryan Murphy came to us with these two spin-offs and the stories for American Sports Story and American Love Story, we seized the opportunity immediately,” said FX Chairman John Landgraf. “What started with American Horror Story has produced some of the best and most indelible programs of our generation.”
The American Story banner began in 2011 with the release of American Horror Story, which recently spawned its own spin-off, American Horror Stories, on FX on Hulu. The first season of American Sports Story has yet to be titled and is based on the podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc by Boston Globe and Wondery.
The show will examine the rise and fall of the New England Patriots player from various perspectives, with Stu Zicherman of the Americans serving as the season’s writer. American Sports Story is produced by Murphy, Jacobson, Simpson, Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, Hernan Lopez, Marshall Lewy, Linda Pizutti, and Ira Napoliello.
The first installment of American Love Story will follow the promotion and marriage of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Carolyn Bessette, and will chronicle their widely-made connection and the events that led to their tragic death off the coast of Massachusetts. Murphy, Falchuk, Jacobson, Simpson and Woodall serve as executive producers on the anthology.
The next chapter in American Crime Story follows entrepreneurs Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, who turned their Studio 54 nightclub into the NYC nightlife mecca of the 80s. American Crime Story will pursue their final implosion while they are convicted of tax fraud. Stay tuned for updates on all of the anthologies as FX continues to grow the banner.