There Are Four ‘American Crime Story’ Seasons in Development, Along With More ‘American Horror Story’ [TCA 2019]

/Film | 2/4/2019 | Fred Topel
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American Crime Story and American Horror Story are two of FX’s hottest shows, both from creator Ryan Murphy. Murphy has signed a deal with Netflix so he won’t be producing any new series for FX, but FX is keeping their current Murphy series going. During an executive panel for the Television Critics Association, FX CEO John Landgraf said there are many new seasons of American Crime Story in development.

“We have three or four ideas in active development where we’ve acquired rights, done a fair amount of research, got writers working on them,” Landgraf said. “I couldn’t tell you which one of them is likely to be ready first but my sense is the likelihood is they’ll all be produced over time. There are more cycles of American Horror Story and American Crime Story to come.”

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American Crime Story began with The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, which became a phenomenon as viewers who lived through the trial discovered all new scandalous details week by week. The second season, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, was a more haunting, sobering look at the life of killer Andrew Cunanan.

At one point, a season on Hurricane Katrina was supposed to go between O.J. and Versace, then pushed until after. Now, it appears Katrina is not one of the four in development.

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“As far as I know, Katrina is not still in the mix,” Landgraf said.

One rumored American Crime Story is the Monica Lewinski scandal, but Landgraf did not specify which...
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