The Ryan Murphy universe is expanding to American Sports Story. First, we had American Horror Story – now we are moving into the sports world for a new anthology series. The first season has been confirmed to tackle the rise and fall of ex-New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Following the ending of the SAG-AFTRA strike, the upcoming series is back on track, with LWOS Life bringing you everything we know so far.
American Sports Story: What We Know So Far
What to Expect From American Sports Story
The first offering from American Sports Story will chronicle the rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL star tight end, who was a star performer for the University of Florida and later the New England Patriots.
His life was extremely complicated, which led him into some legal troubles. Hernandez was later found guilty of first-degree murder in 2015 and sentenced to life in prison for the killing of Odin Lloyd. The former NFL star also was acquitted of the double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Shortly after the acquittal, Aaron decided to take his own life.
American Sports Story Cast
It was announced via IndieWire, that Josh Andrés Rivera will play Aaron Hernandez. He previously played Chino in the 2021 remake of West Side Story, and more recently, he has played Sejanus Plinth in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. Nina Jacobson, who has produced all of the Hunger Games movies, is one of the executive producers of American Sports Story.
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Patrick Schwarzenegger will play the part of former quarterback Tim Tebow. This is vital because Aaron and Tim were friends after playing together at the University of Florida. Lindsay Mendez has also joined the cast as Tanya Singleton, as reported by Deadline. Tanya was Aaron’s cousin and should be vital in the upcoming series.
Due to the recent SAG-AFTRA strike, it is unclear when the series will premiere. Production began earlier this year – making it a possibility – it could be released in late 2024.
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