FX’s programming plans have been revealed bit by bit over the past few weeks, but now a total picture is starting to emerge.
On Tuesday, the now Disney-owned network said it had picked up to series the weekly anthology spin-off of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story, titled American Horror Stories. The spinoff will feature a self-contained story each week during the course of its run.
Meanwhile, American Horror Story, which is renewed through season 13, won’t return for season 10 until next year, due to production postponements caused by the pandemic.
FX also has renewed five of its comedies: rookies Dave and Breeders for season two, vampire satire What We Do in the Shadows for season three; Pamela Adlon’s Better Things for season five; and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which surpasses The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet to become TV’s longest-running live-action comedy at 15 seasons.
“We couldn’t be more excited about our roster of new and returning shows slated through next year,” said FX Entertainment President Eric Schrier in a statement. “It has been an extraordinary time for FX over these past three months with the launch of FX on Hulu, which has transformed our business. We believe the continued strength of our original series coupled with the growing awareness of FX on Hulu as our streaming platform will make the FX brand stronger and more relevant and accessible than ever before.”
Several other new series are coming to FX, including previously announced The Old Man, starring Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow and Amy Brenneman; and Y: The Last Man, starring Diane Lane. Newly announced are an untitled series from The Office’s B.J. Novak; and A Teacher, a ten-episode limited series starring Kate Mara and Nick Robinson.
Returning favorites include Donald Glover’s Atlanta; animated spy spoof Archer; short-form comedy showcase Cake; Ryan Murphy and Stephen Canal’s ballroom drama Pose; Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans MC; comedy Mr Inbetween and drama Snowfall.
FX also has documentary projects on the slate, including Hip Hop Untold, about the power brokers who operate from the shadows of hip hop; Pride, about the fight for LGBTQ civil rights; A Wilderness of Error, about Army Surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald, who was sent to prison for murdering his family; and Hysterical, a feature-length documentary examining the changing landscape for women in stand-up comedy.
The network also renewed The Weekly, its weekly news product produced in concert with The New York Times.