American Horror Story is one of the most successful anthology series on air today, with each season offering a fresh horror approach from creator Ryan Murphy. But the mega-producer, who has been producing content under a deal with Netflix, is still finding new ways to tell horror stories with a new spin-off series that will double down on the anthology model. Titled American Horror Stories, the spin-off series will consist of hourlong standalone episodes, rather than the season-long horror arcs of the original show.
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Revisionist stories seem to be all the rage lately, especially revisionist stories about the Golden Age of Hollywood. After Quentin Tarantino took a revisionist brush to the dying gasp of the Golden Age in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Ryan Murphy is tackling postwar Tinseltown with his latest Netflix limited series. Hollywood, co-created with frequent collaborator Ian Brennan, follows a group of actors and filmmakers as they mingle with both real and fictional movie stars in post-World War II Hollywood, and attempt to “change the world.” Watch the Hollywood trailer below.
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The always-busy Ryan Murphy has a new Netflix series debuting this May. It’s called Hollywood, and it’s set in post-World War II Tinseltown, following a group of aspiring film folk looking for their big break. The series features Darren Criss, Samara Weaving, Patti LuPone, and more. It also includes real-life figures from the era, including Rock Hudson.
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As our current embarrassment of a president is bracing for possible impeachment, FX is moving forward with Impeachment: American Crime Story, which dramatizes the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton. And now the show’s producers have found their president: Clive Owen (Children of Men) will step into the shoes of the former Arkansas governor, and we’ll be eagerly waiting to hear if Owen tries to imitate Clinton’s distinctive Southern accent. Read More »
Take the attitude of Glee, the rich world of Cruel Intentions, and the wit of Clueless, and you’ve got the new Netflix original comedy series The Politician from executive producer Ryan Murphy.
Pitch Perfect co-star Ben Platt leads the series as a wealthy student who has dreams of being the President of the United States of America. But for now, he has to deal with the cutthroat world of high school politics as he tries to become student body president. As you’ll see in The Politician trailer below, this dark comedy will stab you in the back while shaking hands and kissing babies. Read More »
Ryan Murphy‘s anthology horror series American Horror Story has taken place in locations like a murder house, a deranged carnival, and an insane asylum, but the upcoming ninth season takes place at one of the most horrifying locations of all: a peaceful lakeside summer camp. The setting actually does look pretty idyllic in the new American Horror Story: 1984 teaser trailer – well, except for the masked killer who’s lurking around the place. Check out the homage-filled teaser below. Read More »
Ryan Murphy‘s big Netflix deal is attracting big talent. Murphy is going to direct and produce a Prom movie, adapted from the Tony-nominated stage musical, and he’s lined-up an impressive cast to pull it off. Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Grande, Awkwafina, Keegan-Michael Key, James Corden and Andrew Rannells will all have “key roles” in the Netflix film about fading Broadway stars trying to rehabilitate their careers.
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Ryan Murphy, the prolific writer/producer/director of Glee and American Horror Story who signed one of the biggest production deals in television history with Netflix last year, has lined up another project for the streaming service.
He’ll produce a film adaptation of The Boys in the Band, a 1968 play that was revived on Broadway in 2018 with a cast that included Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart), and more. Those actors, and the rest of their co-stars from the Broadway revival, will reprise their roles in the film, which is heading to Netflix next year. Read More »
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Ryan Murphy can’t get enough of those high school musicals. After starting a minor phenomenon with his fun but flawed Fox series Glee, Murphy is returning to those hallowed halls of high school to get ready for The Prom. The hit Broadway musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony Award winning director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin) is getting turned into a movie, with Murphy set to develop the project as part of his multi-year deal with Netflix. Read More »
Ryan Murphy signed a huge deal with Netflix, and the first results of that deal will soon be upon us. The Politician, which Murphy co-created with Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, follows the political aspirations of a wealthy Santa Barbarian. The ambitious concept for the show will have each season dealing with a different type of political race the main character is dealing with. First up: Student Body President at his high school. The Politician premiere date has been officially announced by Netflix, along with the full cast.
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