If you’re the type of person who doesn’t watch TV shows on Amazon, then The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel might sound like a film about a magical British nanny starring Dame Judi Dench. But as of today, it’s the reason why the show’s creator Amy Sherman-Palladino hauled a giant sack of trophies out of the Emmys last night.
Queer mafia leader Ryan Murphy better get down on his knees and thank Gay Jesus, because his #1 star is returning to the show that made him great. Variety reports that, during the TCA summer press tour on Friday, American Horror Story’s second-in-command Sarah Paulson announced that Jessica Lange would be returning to the show for its eighth season, AHS: Apocalypse. She’ll be reprising her role as Season One’s nosy neighbor and grandmother of evil, Constance Langdon. So we won’t get the classic “knotty pinnnnneeee?!?!“, but we might get withering put-downs to ghost maids and burnt people. Good enough!
The category is: fierce renewal realness! The Sunday scaries haven’t been entirely that bad the last few weeks because Ryan Murphy’s Pose has been able to kick off the week with a lesson in shade, tucking, and vogueing…you don’t get that in any ol’ Real Housewives episode. OK, fine, maybe you do, but the show about 1980s New York ball culture has been a critical darling but ratings weren’t exactly American Horror Story. Nevertheless, FX has greenlit the show to werk werk werkkkk, hennies, into a second season. Continue reading
Ryan Murphy has a lot of ideas. One is that you can’t call what he does “camp”, that’s insulting. He calls his aesthetic “baroque” instead. In a recent New Yorker profile, Ryan said that it used to “really bug the shit” out of him when people labeled his work camp, which he says suggests a “musty smallness”. Baroque, on the other hand “ is big”. So one of Ryan’s big, baroque ideas is to do a TV about #metoo inspired by Black Mirror.
Ryan Murphy Has Somehow Managed To Nab The Biggest Star In The World For The Next “American Horror Story”
Alternate title: Dame Joan Collins To Save “American Horror Story”!!
The following so-called famous people have been in past seasons of American Horror Story: Jessica Lange, Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Matt Bomer, Lady Gaga, James Cromwell, Cuba Gooding Jr., Frances Conroy, Emma Roberts, and Michael Chiklis. But AHS could never say that it was filled with blinding star power until now.
The Hollywood Reporter did a big profile on Ryan Murphy’s $300 million Netflix deal, and he dropped a few little nuggets. He’s thinking of doing a Barbra Streisand/Lady Gaga variety show (no, thank you), he’s contemplating a wellness show (another “no thanks” to GOOP TV), says that American Crime Story: Katrina is still in the works, and that an ACS season of the Monica Lewinsky/Clinton scandal has been canceled. (Ryan doesn’t think it’s his place to tell Monica’s story, and will only do it if she’s a producer and will get money out of it.) Buried in Ryan’s THR profile is a stage 10 bombshell: Dame Joan Collins is going to be in the next season of American Horror Story. THR probably buried the lede, because if they put it in the headline, their site would’ve crashed.
Last week we learned that 101-year-old Olivia de Havilland’s legal slap-fight against Feud co-creator Ryan Murphy and FX had been moved to the California Court of Appeals. It needed to get solved fast, because Olivia is 101 and she’d probably rather not spend her last moments hissing at Ryan Murphy from behind the witness stand. It got solved quickly, but not in the way Olivia was hoping.