Aaron Hernandez will be the focal point Ryan MurphyUpcoming TV show American sports story.
The limited series will be based around the late NFL star Boston Globe and Wondery’s “Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc” podcast series, which launched in 2018.
Next series — spin-off from Murphy American story Franchise – will trace the ups and downs of Hernandez’s life, “including considering his identity, family, career, death and legacy,” according to diverse November 2023 report.
Hernandez was a tight end for the New England Patriots from 2010 to 2013. He was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd in June 2013 and was convicted two years later. In April 2015, Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder. Subsequently, he was charged with the double murder of Daniel de Abreu and Savero Furtado in 2012, but was acquitted in April 2017. Days after the acquittal, Hernandez committed suicide in prison.
American sports story It was originally picked up by FX in August 2021. At the time, it was revealed to be an anthology series based on various events in the world of sports.
Josh Andres Riverawho is set to play Hernandez in the upcoming series, spoke candidly about the “unique and wonderful challenge” of playing the late athlete.
“It’s a story with a lot of factors, and I’m sure everyone who has knowledge of it knows that,” he told Deadline in November 2023. “There’s a mental health factor, a crime factor, money, fame, all that stuff in it,” he told Deadline in November 2023.
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Who stars in the first season of “American Sports Story”?
Rivera is “excited” to take on the role of Hernandez and will undergo a physical transformation before taking on the role of the former NFL star.
“They’re trying to make me as big as possible. The NFL format is a pretty tall order. They’re real big guys,” he told Deadline.
Patrick Schwarzenegger He will also star in the series as Hernandez’s teammate at the University of Florida and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.
“I’m playing Tim Tebow!! I’m pumped,” Schwarzenegger shared via Instagram in November 2023. “This story is so wild. Aaron Hernandez has had a wild life and career. I’m a huge football fan and only knew a little of the full story…it’s crazy! I’m honored to be a part of this and to play such an amazing character. I can’t wait to bring this story to life.
Rounding out the cast are Tony Yazbek And Lindsay Mendez Who will play Urban Meyer, the head coach at the University of Florida, and Tanya Singleton, Hernandez’s cousin, respectively.
What is the first season of “American Sports Story”?
The limited series will follow Hernandez’s life before his death in 2017. It is based on the 2018 podcast series titled “Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc” which was released in collaboration with the Boston Globe And wonder.
Does ‘American Sports Story’ have a release date?
FX has yet to announce a release date American sports story Season 1.