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Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
American Horror Story: Apocalypse unveils the first look at Jessica Lange in her return as Constance
Ryan Murphy posted a production photo that shows Lange reprising her Murder House Season 1 role with episode director Sarah Paulson.
Posted Tuesday 9/18/18 at 3:13PM EDT
Maybe the Emmys should adapt the "Popular Award" that the Oscars proposed
Sure, a hit show like Game of Thrones won the top drama award last night. But as Peter Rubin points out, "trophy after trophy went to the most prestigious of prestige TV: Netflix's Queen Elizabeth II bio-series The Crown; FX's Cold War domestic espionage cat-and-mouse The Americans; Amazon's upstart comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; HBO's ... everything. No question, these were deserving shows and performances. Henry Winkler? Still a treasure, even if his Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series award for Barry came at the expense of Atlanta's far more deserving Brian Tyree Henry. Meanwhile, some of the television series I've had the most conversations about it—the good kind, the morning-after-Slackathon kind, the "oh, you've gotta watch this" kind—got overlooked... All of which makes me wonder if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences might have been on to something with its proposed-then-scrapped idea to introduce a 'outstanding achievement in popular film 'Academy Award category—not for the Oscars, but the Emmys."
- Emmys allowed Lorne Michaels and his SNL stars to run wild, forgetting that they're supposed to be the "Not Ready for Prime Time Players"
- The Emmys did break diversity records, but it was during the Creative Arts Emmys
- Why The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is deserving of its Emmys sweep
- Oscars director Glenn Weiss and his new fiancé met at an awards show: The Tonys in 2001
- Ryan Murphy says he feels like he's "in the club" after his American Crime Story directing Emmy win
- New York Times to issue a correction after mistaking Angela Bassett for Omarosa in an Emmys caption
- Henry Winkler says winning his first Emmy "feels unbelievable"
# TOPICS: 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Angela Bassett, Glenn Weiss, Henry Winkler, Lorne Michaels, Omarosa Manigault, Ryan Murphy, Award Shows, Diversity, Oscars
Posted Thursday 9/13/18 at 11:07PM EDT
American Horror Story: Apocalypse looks like the franchise's dumbest season ever
Source: The Atlantic
"FX has hyped Apocalypse as the ultimate treat for Story fans, promising to bring back characters from the first season (set in a house haunted by hot ghosts) and the third (about a coven of sassy witches)," says Spencer Kornhaber. "Those earlier installments did indeed provide the scary, silly, and moving highlights of a franchise whose eternally promising conceit has been undermined by sloppy tonal shifts and plotting. The Apocalypse premiere can barely muster even the baseline bonkers, though: Forgoing the directive to terrify, it relies on first-draft camp comedy. Most troubling is that by wiping the Earth and heading below ground, (Ryan) Murphy and (Brad) Falchuk are betting they can construct a coherent new world according to their tastes and imagination. But eight seasons in, their stores of those resources appear as barren as California in nuclear winter."
- Apocalypse premieres to more than 3 million viewers, down from last season's premiere
- American Horror Story ditched the seriousness of Cult for the campy fun of Apocalypse
- This was one of the strongest premieres in American Horror Story history
- Nothing in the premiere was even remotely scary or shocking
- Apocalypse has perhaps the most visually beguiling set-up of any in the anthology so far
- The premiere's first moments redeemed the aimless, camping next 45 minutes
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Will Sarah Paulson ever be finished with American Horror Story?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"I’ve made the joke before that I want to be doing this show until I’m 95," she says. That they’re going to have to drag me out of there kicking and screaming. That being said, I have no idea what (Ryan Murphy's) plans are for me. It’s tantamount to me walking in and saying, 'Do you want me to go left or right?' and then whatever he says, I will just go there. (Laughs.) So I don’t know what his plans are for me as it pertains to Horror Story, but there will be crawl marks on the walls from them trying to drag me out if they ever ask me to go."
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 7:52AM EDT
Ryan Murphy shares the first look at Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott's American Horror Story: Apocalypse reunion
The American Horror Story: Murder House stars are reprising their roles in American Horror Story: Apocalypse.
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 7:59AM EDT
Ryan Murphy posts a photo of the American Horror Story: Coven cast reunited for the Apocalypse season
"What a thrilling night with the legend Stevie Nicks on the set of AHS," Murphy tweeted.
Posted Thursday 8/09/18 at 7:12PM EDT
Ryan Murphy's camp fires back at claim that Pose's transgender cast members aren't allowed to discuss trans issues with media
Source: The Muse
Variety published a transgender roundtable featuring six trans actors, none of whom were from Pose. Included the story was an editor's note that read: “Creator Ryan Murphy would not allow any of the show’s stars to participate, because he doesn’t want them to do press around transgender-related issues.” Asked to respond, FX called the statement inaccurate, and pointed out that Pose's transgender actors have done numerous interviews about the show. Murphy's rep, meanwhile, says the editor's note might have been a "misunderstanding."
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
How Joan Collins wound up on American Horror Story: Apocalypse
The former Dynasty star says she landed the part thanks to a chance meeting with Ryan Murphy at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 2:27PM EDT
American Horror Story: Apocalypse adds five Coven alums, including Stevie Nicks
"Guess who's coming back for AHS APOCALYPSE?" tweeted Ryan Murphy. "Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and....Stevie Nicks. So thrilled the family is together again! "
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 2:51AM EDT
Pose Season 2 will have a time jump that will culminate in Madonna's 1990 release of "Vogue"
Season 2 will kick off in 1989, one year after the end of Season 1, with the second season ending with the release of Madonna's iconic music video "Vogue," which was inspired by the 1980s ballroom scene. But don't expect Madonna to make a Season 2 cameo. “I think the thing about this show is … we haven’t tried to do too many of my typical stunt-casting, and I don’t think we will,” said Ryan Murphy.
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 8/03/18 at 2:39PM EDT
FX opts against a Feud season on Prince Charles and Princess Diana -- but not because of The Crown
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“It’s not moving forward at the moment,” FX CEO John Landgraf said at the TV press tour, when asked about the follow-up to Feud: Bette and Joan. Landgraf added that Ryan Murphy still intends to do another season of Feud. “It’s not because of The Crown,” Landgraf said. “I think there was a very different approach. I happen to really like The Crown. But it’s told from the point of view of the royal family. This is told from the point of view of somebody coming into that family a la Meghan Markle. Ultimately, we couldn’t get the material to the place we wanted.”
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 10:37PM EDT
Cody Fern re-teams with Ryan Murphy on American Horror Story after breaking out on The Assassination of Gianni Versace
After receiving widespread acclaim on the recent American Crime Story season, Fern is joining the Apocalypse season of American Horror Story in the key villain role of Michael Langdon, who was the devil child born during the Murder House season.
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 4:11PM EDT
Pose proved to be a self-consciously radical show in Season 1
Past transgender portrayals focused on tragedy. "For a long time, this was the only kind of story transwomen got to see about themselves onscreen, making it that much harder to imagine a life without such a tragic ending," says Caroline Framke. But FX's 1980s-set series on ball culture refused to do that. "The show doesn’t ignore the harsh realities those characters would have faced as real people; HIV diagnoses, poverty, and racism loom omnipresent," says Framke. "But over the course of eight episodes, Pose did a downright radical thing by not just focusing on its characters’ pain, but their defiant triumph in the face of it." She adds: "In choosing to tell marginalized stories by trumpeting their triumphs louder than their heartbreaks, it isn’t just heartwarming, but self-consciously radical."
- Pose showed a deeply American story about self-creation
- The words "remarkable" and "revolutionary" used to describe the show were right on the money
- Pose has been a fierce and flawed addition to the queer pop-culture canon
- Co-creator Steven Canals sees Season 2 as moving more into politics, particularly activism revolving around HIV/AIDS
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.