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Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Ryan Murphy's Netflix The Politician comedy taps Zoey Deutch and Laura Dreyfuss to join Barbra Streisand, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Platt
Deutch, the recent star of Netflix's acclaimed romcom Set It Up, is returning to the streaming service for the hourlong comedy that will have each season revolving around a different political race. The Politician will also reunite Glee alum Dreyfuss with Platt after playing his love interest on Dear Evan Hansen. Also joining the cast are Bohemian Rhapsody star Lucy Boynton and newcomer Rahne Jones. Details of their roles are being kept under wraps.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 5:29PM EDT
FX renews Pose for Season 2
“Ryan Murphy has once again revolutionized television with Pose, an incredibly engaging story of creativity, courage, compassion, love and family at a pivotal time in our culture,” said FX CEO John Landgraf in announcing the renewal. “As television critics have universally acknowledged, there is simply nothing like Pose on TV, so effortlessly excelling on every creative level and earning a place in television history for its infectiously inclusive spirit."
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 5:29PM EDT
California Supreme Court rejects Olivia de Havilland's Feud petition
Will the 102-year-old acting legend take her case against FX and Ryan Murphy to the U.S. Supreme Court?
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Ryan Murphy calls Pose “the highlight of my career”
Murphy praised Janet Mock, the first transgender woman of color to direct a TV show with this week's episode, which she also wrote, at a screening of her episode on Tuesday night. Murphy called the making of Pose "very moving" that he decided to donate his profits from the FX seires to trans and LGBTQ non-profit organizations. It was Murphy's idea to have Mock direct an episode after reading her memoir. “Directing was never on my list of things,” she said. “I didn’t think it was a possibility.” ALSO: Why Murphy purposefully took a back seat on Pose.
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"
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 6/01/18 at 11:47PM EDT
FX's Pose is unlikely any previous TV show -- a fact that it knows, relishes and celebrates
The Ryan Murphy co-created 1980s ball scene drama is simply revolutionary, says Caroline Framke. "FX’s new drama devotes the kind of attention (and budget) that typically goes to conflicted straight male antiheros to the glittering grunge of New York City’s ballroom scene circa 1987," she says. "It centers LGBTQ communities whose ambitions are so much bigger than the infinitesimal spaces society affords them. It weaves stories of triumph and steel will with the creeping terror of the AIDS epidemic that constantly reminded everyone that this one wild night could very well be their last. Its stars are lost queer teens, hopeless romantic sex workers, defiant trans matriarchs." As Murphy's last FX series before heading to Netflix, she says, "Pose’s devotion to queer spectacle makes for a fitting final note, especially given Murphy’s purported business ethos of extending a hand beyond his own experiences to lift up others that would have a much harder time getting noticed without him."
- Pose is radical even in a RuPaul's Drag Race world: "What that reality show doesn’t do, and should not be expected to, is dig deeply into the social, class and racial politics that align against a marginalized community determined to live and be treated as first-class citizens nevertheless," says Melanie McFarland.
- Pose is the Fame we all wanted Rise to be: "Groundbreaking yet traditional, unique yet wonderfully old-fashioned"
- It feels like Angels in America or Netflix's G.L.O.W. by re-examining the 1980s to better understand today
- Co-creator Steven Canals writes of the dificult journey bringing the groundbreaking trans series to TV
- Ryan Murphy and casting director Alexa L. Fogel spent six months in the trans community to make sure it got the casting right
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
Jennifer Love Hewitt on joining 9-1-1: "When Ryan Murphy calls, I mean, you pick up the phone and you say, 'Uh huh. Uh huh. OK.'"
“That's pretty much the conversation," she says of agreeing to join the Fox drama for Season 2, adding that she "genuinely" loves the show. "I adore him, as does the world, and they should. I've known him a long time and I was just really honored.”
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
Netflix boss: Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy "don't care" about viewership numbers
"They don't want to know," says Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. "In fact, there's great comfort that comes from not having this arbitrary apples-to-oranges measurement against other things on television. If we're happy, they're happy."
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
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 Wednesday 5/09/18 at 1:30PM EDT
Ryan Murphy: I'm donating 100% of my Pose profits to LGBTQ charities
"I am donating 100 percent of my profits from my new FX show POSE towards trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations," the TV honcho tweeted. "These groups do amazing work and need our support. Every day for the next 14 days I will highlight a group I'm supporting, and encourage you to do the same!"
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 10:00PM EDT
Ryan Murphy ditched having a Donald Trump character on FX's Pose
Murphy tells The New Yorker that "nobody wants to see that f*ckhead," referring to Trump. So he decided instead to cast James Van Der Beek as a Trump organization executive.
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Ryan Murphy reflects on his "chutzpah" legacy, addresses his seemingly cursed Glee cast
A New Yorker profile, dubbing Murphy as "The Most Powerful Man on TV," reveals that the TV honcho strongly identifies with Gianni Versace, who was a subject his most recent American Crime Story series. "Murphy has long been a connoisseur of extremes and hyperbole, games and theatricality," writes Emily Nussbaum, adding: "His legacy is not one standout show but, rather, the sheer force and variety and chutzpah of his creations, which are linked by a singular storytelling aesthetic: stylized extremity and rude humor, shock conjoined with sincerity, and serious themes wrapped in circus-bright packaging." Murphy recalls his TV rise, starting with The WB's 1999 teen series Popular, where he'd receive "a fusillade of homophobic notes." And there is Glee, the show that made Murphy a household name in 2009. Yet it is Glee that has a lot of trouble associated with it, with two of its stars now dead. “It’s sad, but it’s also Hollywood,” he says. “Nobody comes here because they’re healthy. Nobody, nobody I know, was parented well who is a successful Hollywood person. Or who’s willing to endure that. You’re just trying to fill up some huge hole.”
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 12:30PM EDT
Ryan Murphy is developing a #MeToo anthology series
Murphy tells The New Yorker he is planning to do a Black Mirror-style anthology series that will explore a different case of sexual misconduct with each episode
Posted Thursday 5/03/18 at 2:24PM EDT
Ryan Murphy's Pose unveils its official trailer
"It is time we tell the world who we are," announces the trailer for the FX 1980s musical dance drama, premiering June 3.