A New ‘American Horror Story’ Spin-Off Is Coming—And This One Is All About Love


Just one day after dropping the chilling new trailer for American Crime Story: Impeachment, FX has announced another spin-off series of Ryan Murphy’s popular FX anthologies called American Love Story. 

“When Ryan Murphy came to us with these two spin-offs and the stories for American Sports Story and American Love Story, we immediately jumped at the opportunity,” John Landgraf, chairman of FX, said in a statement released on August 13. “What began with American Horror Story has spawned some of the best and most indelible programs of our generation, most notably American Crime Story, which created a beautiful partnership between Ryan, Brad [Falchuk], Nina [Jacobson], and Brad [Simpson]. Their alchemy and the way in which they construct these stories is done with such care, such clarity, and such dimensionality that creates the magnificence that is The People v. O.J. Simpson, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and Impeachment. We can’t wait to see what comes next.”

So far, there have been no further announcements regarding a premiere date or cast, but here’s everything we know about the upcoming anthology:

It’s joining a pretty renowned collection. According to the release, the various American Story chapters have amassed 141 Emmy nominations and won 33 Emmy awards total. 

The plot of season one is focused on John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Basset. Each season of American Love Story  will tell “sweeping true love stories that captured the world’s attention,” according to the press release, but “the first installment depicts the whirlwind courtship and marriage of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette.”

“What started out as a beautiful union for the young couple, widely regarded as American royalty, began to fray under the stress of the relentless microscope and navel-gaze of tabloid media,” the release continued. “The pressures of their careers and rumored family discord ended with their tragic deaths when his private plane crashed into the ocean on a hazy summer night off the coast of Massachusetts.”

John F Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette in New York City on November 5, 1997


Who is involved? Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and Alexis Martin Woodall have signed on as executive producers. 

This is not the only new spin-off. You might have caught that Landgraf something called American Sports Story. This other anthology series promises to focus each installment on a “prominent event involving a sports figure and reexamines it through the prism of today’s world, telling that story from multiple perspectives.”

First up: Based on the podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc. from the Boston Globe and Wondery, “the limited series charts the rise and fall of NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez and explores the connections of the disparate strands of his identity, his family, his career, his suicide, and their legacy in sports and American culture.”

This post will be updated as new information about American Love Story becomes available. 


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