There are plenty of American stories left for Ryan Murphy left to tell.
The prolific producer behind FX’s “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story” expands his franchise of domestic dramas with two new spinoffs, “American Sports Story” and “American Love Story,” the network announced Friday.
The two new series already have topics for their first seasons. “Sports” will base its first installment on “Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc,” the podcast from the Boston Globe and Wondery. The project charts the rise, fall anf death of the NFL star, a convicted murderer, exploring “the connections of the disparate strands of his identity, his family, his career, his suicide, and their legacy in sports and American culture,” FX says in a statement. “Love” will first explore “the whirlwind courtship and marriage” of John F. Kennedy Jr., who died in a 1999 plane crash, and Carolyn Bessette.
The new spinoff anthology series will also be produced by Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson.