Cuba Gooding OJ Simpson

Showrunner Ryan Murphy has made a name for himself by freaking people out. Whether it’s the twists of American Horror Story, the tension of Nip/Tuck or the singing in Glee, he loves to put something provocative on the screen. His latest project is going to do something similar, but in a very different way. We already knew he was starting a new miniseries called American Crime Story for which each season will be about one specific real-life crime drama from American history. We also knew season one would be about arguably the most famous case in recent memory, titled American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Now we know the players. Cuba Gooding Jr. will play Simpson in the FX miniseries and Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story) has been cast as lawyer Marcia Clarke. Read more about the OJ Simpson TV series below. Read More »

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AHS Freak Show Pepper

Ryan Murphy has just confirmed what American Horror Story viewers have long suspected: All of the seasons are connected. How exactly they’re connected remains unclear for now, but if you’re the kind of person that pores over fan theories about your favorite TV shows, Murphy admits you may have already guessed.

Hit the jump for more on the American Horror Story connections.

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OJ Simpson Trial

American Horror Story is doing such good business for FX, the network has given series creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk another anthology series. This one is called American Crime Story, and unlike American Horror Story it’s based on real life. Specifically, in Season One, the murder trial of one O.J. Simpson.

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American Horror Story Freak Show trailer

FX got the American Horror Story: Freak Show marketing campaign going early with a handful of short, creepy teasers, and today they’ve finally revealed the first full American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer. Though we got a look at several of this season’s main players in a colorful poster last month, this new promo offers our first look at them in action. Check out the American Horror Story Freak Show trailer after the jump.

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The Normal Heart trailer

With each new breakthrough, HIV/AIDS becomes more treatable. But it wasn’t so long ago that the disease was completely new and utterly terrifying. In the first full-length The Normal Heart trailer, Mark Ruffalo plays an activist who witnesses the start of the AIDS crisis in the early ’80s. He’s so outraged by the public’s clueless, callous response that he decides to do something about it.

Julia Roberts plays a doctor who treats many of the disease’s first victims, Matt Bomer plays Ruffalo’s journalist boyfriend, and Taylor Kitsch and Jim Parsons play other activists who get wrapped up in the cause. Watch the new The Normal Heart trailer after the jump.

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American Horror Story Season Four

All three seasons of Ryan Murphy‘s show American Horror Story have been freakshows in one sense. They’re filled with monsters and monstrous acts, sex, and violence. But for the the fourth season things will be more literal. The American Horror Story season four title has been revealed as Freak Show. The next thirteen-episode installment of the series will follow a group of characters worthy of the film Freaks as they use any means necessary to keep their business going..

Murphy announced the title today via Twitter, in some ways confirming hopes reports that AHS would next be set in a carnival. A freak show is close enough, and makes sense given the series’ other settings. We have a few more details about the new season below, including info on the returning cast. Read More »

Normal Heart Teaser

It’s just a week after the AIDS drama Dallas Buyers Club won a set of Oscars, including two of the four top acting honors. So now is a good time to release a trailer for another AIDS drama. In this case, the film is The Normal Heart, directed by Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story) and based on the acclaimed play by Larry Kramer.

Mark Ruffalo stars with Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts in a story about the early days of the AIDS outbreak in New York City as activists and victims attempt to get the city and population at large to recognize the serious nature of the new disease. HBO will air the film in the spring, but you can see the first Normal Heart teaser trailer now. Read More »

Jessica-Lange-American-Horror-Story-Coven

While some actors carry through multiple seasons, and there’s always a general tone of “batshit crazy,” American Horror Story has never been quite definable. It has used a haunted house, an asylum and witches so far, making variety a notable trait of the show. That’ll continue into the fourth season. Co-creator Ryan Murphy recently revealed the fourth season of the series would be another period piece set in the year 1950. “If you look historically what happened in the year 1950, there’s some more clues in that year,” he said.

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