Aaron Hernandez would be the focus of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming TV present American Sports activities Story.
The restricted collection concerning the late NFL star will likely be primarily based on The Boston Globe and Wondery’s “Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc” podcast collection, which was launched in 2018.
The forthcoming collection — an offshoot of Murphy’s American Story franchise — will comply with the ups and downs in Hernandez’s life, “together with wanting into his identification, his household, his profession, his demise and his legacy,” per a Variety report from November 2023.
Hernandez was a decent finish for the New England Patriots from 2010 to 2013. He was arrested for the homicide of Odin Lloyd in June 2013 and convicted two years later. In April 2015, Hernandez was discovered responsible on a first-degree homicide cost. Subsequently, he was charged for the 2012 double murder of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado however was acquitted in April 2017. Days after the acquittal, Hernandez took his own life in prison.
American Sports activities Story was initially picked up by FX in August 2021. On the time, it was revealed to be an anthological collection primarily based on numerous occasions within the sports activities world.
Josh Andrés Rivera, who is ready to star as Hernandez within the upcoming collection, spoke candidly concerning the “distinctive and funky problem” of taking part in the late athlete.
“It’s a narrative with loads of elements, as I’m positive all people with familiarity in direction of it is aware of. There’s the psychological well being issue, the crime issue, the cash, the celebrity, all of this stuff,” he advised Deadline in November 2023. “As an actor, it’s sort of prefer it’s a dream to have one thing so, so juicy to dive into it.”
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Who Is Starring in ‘American Sports activities Story’ Season 1?
Rivera is “excited” to tackle the function of Hernandez and can endure a bodily transformation earlier than entering into the previous NFL star’s footwear.
“They’re making an attempt to get me as huge as I could be. NFL form is a reasonably tall order. They’re actual huge guys,” he advised Deadline.
Patrick Schwarzenegger may even star within the collection as Hernandez’s College of Florida teammate and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.
“I’m taking part in Tim Tebow!! IM PUMPED,” Schwarzenegger shared via Instagram in November 2023. “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! Honored to be a part of this and to play such an superior character. Can’t wait to carry this story to life.”
Rounding out the solid are Tony Yazbeck and Lindsay Mendez who will play City Meyer, head coach at College of Florida, and Tanya Singleton, Hernandez’s cousin, respectively.
What Is ‘American Sports activities Story’ Season 1 About?
The restricted collection will comply with Hernandez’s life earlier than his 2017 demise. It’s primarily based on the 2018 podcast collection titled “Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Soccer Inc” podcast launched in collaboration with The Boston Globe and Wondery.
Does ‘American Sports activities Story’ Have a Launch Date?
FX has not but introduced a launch date for American Sports activities Story season 1.