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FX Sets Premiere Date for Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Sports Story,’ and More

FX Sets Premiere Date for Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Sports Story,’ and More

FX has scheduled the premiere of Ryan Murphy’s film for Tuesday, September 17 American Sports History: Aaron Hernandez, the first part of Murphy’s series American Story franchise.

The 10-episode limited series is based on the podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc. With Boston Globe and Wondery. It follows the rise and fall of NFL star Aaron Hernandez, played by Josh Rivera, and explores the various threads of his identity, his family, his career, his suicide, and their legacy in sports and American culture.

The series also stars Jaylen Barron (Shayanna Jenkins), Lindsay Mendez (Tanya Singleton), Ean Castellanos (DJ Hernandez), Tammy Blanchard (Terri Hernandez), Tony Yazbeck (Urban Meyer), Patrick Schwarzenegger (Tim Tebow), Thomas Sadoski (Brian Murphy), Jake Cannavale (“Chris”) and Norbert Leo Butz (Bill Belichick).

American Sports History: Aaron Hernandez executive produces Murphy, Stuart Zicherman, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Scott Robertson and Carl Franklin. Wondery’s Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy also serve as executive producers, along with Linda Pizzuti Henry and Ira Napoliello of Boston GlobeThe series is produced by 20th Television.

FX has scheduled a new comedy series from Brian Jordan Alvarez to premiere on Monday, September 2. English teacher.

Starring and executive producing: Alvarez. English teacher tells the story of an Austin high school teacher struggling to reconcile the conflicting demands of his students and their parents in a world where the rules seem to change every day.

Jonathan Krisel (Baskets, Portlandia) is also an executive producer.

The series will debut on September 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT with the first two episodes. All episodes will stream the following day on Hulu. The series will also soon arrive on Disney+ internationally. Premiere date TBA.

FX has set an August premiere date for its latest documentary. The New York Times Presents: Lie for Fly. It focuses on last year’s terrifying Alaska Airlines flight, when a man who turned out to be a professional pilot was accused of trying to crash the plane mid-flight. It will air Friday, August 23 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

New FX docuseries Social Studies premieres Friday, September 27 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on FX with the first two episodes of the five-part series. From Emmy Award-winning filmmaker/photographer Lauren Greenfield, Social Studies is described as a character-driven documentary series that delves into the lives of the first generation raised on social media.

All Episodes Social Studies will be available to watch the next day on Hulu, and at a later date it will be available to watch on Disney+ in select countries.