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Attention, Ryan Murphy: 14 more true-life TV movies to inspire tomorrow’s prestige dramas

If you want to craft the compelling, hit drama series of today—the kind of show that feels like a can’t-miss cultural event—savvy showrunners know to look to the not-so-distant past. From FX’s The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story to last year’s Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, in the…

Annette Bening explains why she was written out of American Crime Story: Katrina

Way back in February, we reported that Annette Bening was attached to star in FX’s American Crime Story: Katrina as Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco, but a few months later the production “stalled” and series mastermind Ryan Murphy decided to delay Katrina in favor of The Assassination Of Gianni Versace. In August,…

Ryan Murphy's new series will feature a record-breaking number of trans actors

FX announced earlier today that it’ll soon be setting a new record for transgender representation on TV. Ryan Murphy’s upcoming show Pose will feature five transgender actors in regular series roles, a new record. The ’80s period piece—which Murphy is putting together with Steven Canals and long-time collaborator Brad…

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American Horror Story’s election-inspired season won’t have a Trump or Hillary

It’s still really unclear what Ryan Murphy meant when he said that the next season of American Horror Story will deal with the 2016 election. However, he clarified one point in an interview with E! recently: The episodes will not feature actors playing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but footage of the two will…