FX’s upcoming anthology American Sports activities Story has discovered its Aaron Hernandez.
Starvation Video games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes star Josh Andrés Rivera has been tapped to painting the embattled former NFL star within the anthology sequence from government producer Ryan Murphy.
The sequence, first introduced in August 2021, will broaden Murphy’s American franchise to reexamine a distinguished occasion involving a sports activities determine by the prism of in the present day’s world and can inform the story from a number of views. The primary season will probably be based mostly on the Boston Globe and Wondery podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Soccer Inc.
The season will chart the rise and fall of the previous New England Patriots tight finish, who was convicted for homicide and in the end took his personal life. Thematically, it should discover the disparate strands of his id, household, profession, suicide and legacy in sports activities and American tradition.
Stu Zicherman (The Individuals) will pen the script and exec produce the sequence alongside Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Wondery’s Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy and The Boston Globe’s Linda Pizzuti Henry and Ira Napoliello.
Rivera’s credit embody a task as Chino in 2021’s West Aspect Story, the upcoming Starvation Video games characteristic through which he performs Sejanus Plinth, and the characteristic Cat Particular person. He’s repped by Paradigm and Jackoway Austen.
“When Ryan Murphy got here to us with these two spinoffs and the tales for American Sports activities Story and American Love Story, we instantly jumped on the alternative,” FX CEO John Landgraf mentioned when he picked up each spinoffs of the franchise that began with American Horror Story. “What started with American Horror Story has spawned a few of the greatest and most indelible packages of our technology, most notably American Crime Story, which created an exquisite partnership between Ryan, Brad, Nina and Brad. Their alchemy and the best way through which they assemble these tales is finished with such care, such readability and such dimensionality that creates the magnificence that’s The Individuals v. O.J. Simpson, The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Impeachment. We will’t wait to see what comes subsequent.”