First American Horror Story, then American Crime Story, and now we’re getting American Sports activities Story. Ryan Murphy is taking over the sports activities world along with his new anthology sequence. The primary season of American Sports activities Story will revolve across the rise and fall of NFL participant Aaron Hernandez.
American Sports activities Story was first introduced again in 2021, together with American Love Story. With the SAG-AFTRA strike now over, American Sports activities Story is getting again on monitor. From the present’s key roles to what we find out about a premiere date, get all the newest updates about American Sports activities Story.
‘American Sports activities Story’ Premiere Date
American Sports activities Story doesn’t have a premiere date but. The SAG-AFTRA strike just lately got here to an finish after greater than 100 days, so most TV and film initiatives have been placed on maintain for a lot of the summer season.
Manufacturing on American Sports activities Story had began earlier this 12 months, and it’s unclear how a lot filming was carried out earlier than the double Hollywood strikes started. American Sports activities Story will doubtless premiere in late 2024.
What Will ‘American Sports activities Story’ Be About?
The primary season of American Sports activities Story will chronicle Aaron Hernandez’s rise and fall. The season relies on the Boston Globe and Wondery podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Soccer Inc. Aaron rose to sports activities fame as a good finish on the College of Florida and finally the New England Patriots.
Off the sector, Aaron discovered himself in severe authorized troubles. He was discovered responsible of first-degree homicide in 2015 and sentenced to life in jail for killing Odin Lloyd. He was additionally indicted for the 2012 double murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, however he was acquitted. Simply days after being acquitted of the double murder, Aaron took his personal life. He died by suicide in jail on the age of 27.
Who Is Taking part in Aaron Hernandez?
Josh Andrés Rivera will play Aaron Hernandez in American Sports activities Story. His casting was introduced by IndieWire in November 2023. Josh was solid earlier this 12 months, nevertheless it wasn’t confirmed till now.
Josh is finest identified for taking part in Chino in Steven Spielberg’s West Facet Story remake in 2021. His most up-to-date function is Sejanus Plinth in The Starvation Video games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, which will likely be launched in theaters on November 17. He stars alongside Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler. Rachel and Josh have been relationship after assembly on the set of West Facet Story.
Josh acquired the a part of Aaron Hernandez whereas he was filming The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes. Nina Jacobson, who has produced all the Starvation Video games motion pictures, is likely one of the govt producers of American Sports activities Story.
“I wished Ryan [Murphy] to have a discovery course of. So I used to be simply, ‘Yeah, this man’s good. Verify him out.’ And we simply threw him within the combine. And he stole the half, similar to he did Ballad,” Nina instructed IndieWire. “Particularly having watched him on set, he’s a grounded, likable, pure, and compelling presence, super-prepared. I used to be thrilled as soon as they introduced in a bunch of individuals, and let Josh rise to the highest, which I knew he would. And we had him all tatted out. He was skilled to be large and muscular; he cherished lifting weights.”
‘American Sports activities Story’ Solid
Josh will likely be joined by Patrick Schwarzenegger, who will play former quarterback Tim Tebow. Aaron and Tim had been mates after taking part in collectively on the College of Florida. As soon as the SAG-AFTRA strike was over, Patrick posted about his thrilling American Sports activities Story function.
“Additionally… im taking part in Tim Tebow!! IM PUMPED,” his Instagram caption started. “This story is so wild. Aaron Hernandez had a wild life and profession. I’m an enormous soccer fan and I solely knew a sliver of the total story… it’s loopy!”
He continued, “Honored to be a part of this and to play such an superior character. Can’t wait to carry this story to life. @joshandresrivera is a beast and is crushing It as Aaron. Can’t anticipate you guys to look at It. Thanks @ryanmurphyproductions for believing in me and giving me this chance. Means lots!”
Lindsay Mendez has additionally joined the solid of American Sports activities Story as Tanya Singleton, in response to Deadline. Tanya was Aaron’s cousin and “favourite relative who turns into his de-facto mom.” Lindsay is a Tony winner, having gained for her efficiency in Carousel.
Lindsay additionally shared her pleasure about being part of the American Sports activities Story solid. “So excited and proud to hitch this phenomenal crew and inform this story,” she wrote on Instagram. “It’s a loopy busy season for my household and I, and I’m so grateful to them for his or her love and assist. I honored and privileged to be a working actor, because of @sagaftra and @actorsequity.”