A New Ryan Murphy Show will Cover the Love Story of JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bassette Kennedy

A New Ryan Murphy Show will Cover the Love Story of JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bassette Kennedy

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Famed '90s couple John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bassette Kennedy are the newest cultural icons to get the Ryan Murphy treatment.

FX announced yesterday that it is developing two new series with the American Horror Story creator, ahead of the premiere of Impeachment: American Crime Story. Per Deadline, the two new limited anthology series will expand Murphy's American Story banner, which has covered sensational cultural moments throughout history, including the O.J. Simpson murder trial and the murder of fashion magnate Gianni Versace.

One of the series, called American Love Story, is a scripted anthology series of "sweeping true love stories that captured the world’s attention," per Deadline. Its first season will depict the courtship and marriage of JFK Jr. and Carolyn Bessette. The son of President John F. Kennedy and the fashion publicist married in 1996, and the golden couple's relationship captivated America until the pair's untimely death in a 1999 plane crash.

A plot synopsis of the series reads, "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 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."

FX also announced a second Murphy series, called American Sports Story, which will focus on a prominent event involving a sports figure, and "re-examine it through the prism of today’s world, telling that story from multiple perspectives." The first installment will depict the rise and fall of NFL star Aaron Hernandez, based on the podcast, Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

As if Murphy isn't busy enough, FX also announced the tentative subject of American Crime Story's fourth season, pending pandemic and scheduling delays. Per Variety, Studio 54: American Crime Story will follow the club's founders Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager, who were convicted of tax fraud in 1979.

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