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Posted Friday 8/03/18 at 3:50PM EDT
FX renews American Horror Story for Season 10
Ryan Murphy "asked for a 10th season of American Horror Story which we were happy to give to him,” FX CEO John Landgraf told Deadline of the Season 10 renewal, which comes as Season 8 begins production. Landgraf said Murphy "remains pretty committed" to all of his FX series despite moving to Netflix. Could Season 10 be the last for American Horror Story? "I don’t know,” Landgraf told Deadline. “A lot of that comes down to Ryan and whether he still feels inspired about it. I think the eighth cycle, which is currently in production, is awesome and crazy, and I think the fans will really like it."
Posted Friday 7/20/18 at 5:44AM EDT
American Horror Story reveals Season 8 title Apocalypse, accompanied by very disturbing artwork
Ryan Murphy previously said Season 8 would be a crossover of the Murder House and Coven seasons. Shortly after midnight this morning, American Horror Story's official Twitter account tweeted out a very creepy image of a baby as part of its announcement that Season 8 would be called "Apocalypse." "Judging from this poster, released tonight by FX during a snazzy bash touting the series, there is a bit of a Rosemary's Baby vibe going on," says Alyse Vax. "Maybe the coven is trying to raise the devil in the Murder House using an infant." American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres on Sept. 12.
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 11:21PM EDT
Ryan Murphy: "I'm not interested in shock value anymore"
Murphy is moving to Netflix with a new philosophy for his shows. The uber producer behind graphic shows like Nip/Tuck and American Horror Story says he's done shocking viewers. "I'm not interested in shock value anymore," Murphy told Ronan Farrow Wednesday during a conversation for the Hollywood Radio & Television Society. "I've gotten away from sexuality and violence and how far I can push the envelope. I’m interested in a different thing now.” Thanks to FX's Pose, Murphy says he's been drawn to showrunning as "advocacy." “I’m so moved by it, and moved by them as a community,” Murphy says of Pose, featuring the largest-ever cast of transgender series regular actors. “They have struggled and have such difficult lives in so many ways. To be seen, particularly under the president we have, is an amazing gift in my life.”
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
FX announces premiere dates for American Horror Story, Mayans MC and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC debuts Sept. 4, the Murder House-Coven crossover season of American Horror Story launches Sept. 12 and It's Always Sunny returns for Season 13 on Sept. 5. ALSO: What will It's Always Sunny do with Glenn Howerton’s Dennis?
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 7:41AM EDT
Emma Roberts' Coven character may be resurrected for new American Horror Story season
Roberts appeared to confirm on Instagram that her Hollywood starlet character, who was killed off during American Horror Story: Coven, will be back for the Coven-Murder House crossover season.
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 10:21PM EDT
American Horror Story Season 8 will bring together "that good season and that very bad season"
Source: The A.V. Club
Ryan Murphy's Twitter announcement that Season 8 would feature a crossover of the Murder House and Coven seasons was "oddly straightforward," says Sam Barsanti, noting that the mega-producer "tends to be frustratingly obtuse with his American Horror Story teases. Barsanti adds: "The Murder House season of American Horror Story was a lot of fun, right? It had a baby Antichrist, it had the Rubber Man, and it had a weirdly positive ending where everyone became happy ghosts. (There was also a deeply unfortunate school shooting plot because Ryan Murphy needs an editor, but we can ignore that.) Conversely, the Coven season was almost as far away as you can get from fun without being actively painful."
Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:24PM EDT
American Horror Story's new season will be a crossover of Murder House and Coven
Ryan Murphy announced the news on Twitter: "The Coven/Murder House AHS crossover season won't be happening next year...because it's happening THIS YEAR. AHS #8 WITCHES RULE THIS SEPTEMBER," he tweeted.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
American Horror Story is bringing back Billie Lourd in what could be a "Radioactive" season
Deadline reports Season 8, which begins filming next month, may be called American Horror Story: Radioactive.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
Some think Ryan Murphy's proposal for a Black Mirror-style #MeToo anthology series is a bad idea
Source: TV Insider
The uber-producer is known for using sexual assault and harassment in his show's storylines. As one Twitter user put it: "The irony of Ryan Murphy wanting to make a show about sexual assault is that I can't watch his television shows, because as a rape survivor my PTSD is triggered by graphic depictions of rape and his shows are all about using abuse toward women as shock value/entertainment."
Posted Sunday 4/08/18 at 5:24PM EDT
American Horror Story's next season will be set 18 months from now
Ryan Murphy also revealed that Joan Collins will play Evan Peters' grandmother. As for Anjelica Huston joining the Season 8 cast, he says that they are "talking. I love her."
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 1:15PM EDT
Ryan Murphy adding Joan Collins to American Horror Story, scraps plans for a Monica Lewinsky American Crime Story season
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Murphy, who optioned the rights to Jeffrey Toobin's book on the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal, says he had second thoughts about turning the scandal into an American Crime Story season, which he revealed to Lewinsky herself. "I told her, 'Nobody should tell your story but you, and it's kind of gross if they do,'" Murphy recalls saying. " 'If you want to produce it with me, I would love that; but you should be the producer and you should make all the goddamn money.'" Murphy also says for the upcoming American Horror Story season, he's "throwing in Joan Collins" and is "interested" in Anjelica Huston.
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 3:15PM EDT
Kathy Bates is returning to American Horror Story for Season 8
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Kathy and Sarah Paulson have a lot of great stuff to get to do,” Ryan Murphy tells EW. “So, with Evan Peters, the three of them are the leads this year.” Bates has appeared in four previous American Horror Story seasons, the last being Season 6's Roanoke.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
What will happen to Ryan Murphy's top collaborators following his Netflix deal?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Murphy co-created Glee and American Horror Story with Brad Falchuk. Ian Brennan co-created Scream Queens and Glee with Falchuk and Murphy. Yet their fate, and the fate of other Murphy collaborators, is up in the air in the wake of the mega-producer's blockbuster $300 million Netflix deal. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, 20th Century Fox TV could fight Murphy to keep his top collaborators.
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 4:30AM EST
Ryan Murphy's Netflix deal may actually be a good thing for FX, which has become too reliant on the uber producer
Source: TV Guide
Despite other high-profile FX creators like Pamela Adlon, Donald Glover and Noah Hawley, FX seems defined by Murphy's work, says Kaitlin Thomas. "Murphy's projects have been well received by critics and fans and have gone on to produce multiple Emmy Awards for FX, but in recent years, it's also often felt like FX was relying too much on the producer to be the backbone of its schedule," says Thomas. "It's not to say this reliance was not merited — again, the quality of Murphy's body of work and the awards it has received speak for themselves — but Murphy's departure potentially opens up the door for new and distinct voices to find a home at FX too."
Posted Wednesday 2/14/18 at 5:44PM EST
Netflix is looking like a "parallel TV universe" following the Ryan Murphy and Shonda Rhimes deals
Source: The New York Times
Netflix has been considered everything from an online-video platform to a network to a cable channel. "The Murphy and Rhimes deals suggest something else: It’s an entire parallel TV universe, and it’s still expanding," says James Poniewozik. "Think of Netflix as the Upside Down in its sci-fi series Stranger Things. By this I don’t mean that it’s a nefarious or dangerous force. But it is a kind of alternative TV dimension, overlaying and replicating the known world of traditional television, that tries to acquire one of everything that exists in the universe of TV." Poniewozik says his first instinct was to liken Netflix to cable. But cable channels have brands. They have specialties and sensibilities to cater to a specific audience. "Netflix doesn’t have that; in fact, it is specifically anti-that," he says. "Its brand is 'stuff that you like to watch on TV.' It developed a vast library of reruns, and with that, a proprietary trove of data on who likes to watch what and how much. Then it made more of that, or bought it. If you liked 30 Rock, here’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. If you liked Damages, here’s Bloodline."
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