Disney has announced details on the upcoming FX limited series, “American Sports Story: Aaron Hernandez”, which is the first instalment in Ryan Murphy’s “American Story” franchise.

This new series is based on the podcast “Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc” from The Boston Globe and Wondery.

“American Sports Story: Aaron Hernandez” will chart the rise and fall of NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez, played by Josh Rivera, and explore the disparate strands of his identity, his family, his career, his suicide and their legacy in sports and American culture.

It 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).
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“American Sports Story: Aaron Hernandez” is executive produced by Murphy, Stuart Zicherman, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Eric Kovtun, Scott Robertson and Carl Franklin. Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery also serve as executive producers alongside Linda Pizzuti Henry and Ira Napoliello of The Boston Globe. The series is produced by 20th Television.

The series will consist of ten episodes, and the first two episodes will be released on Tuesday, 17th September 2024, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on the FX linear channel. The episodes will be available the following day on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the US. The show will also stream on Disney+ internationally, though no date has yet been announced.

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