With the actor’s strike now over, more casting details on the upcoming “American Story” spinoff limited series “American Sports Story” have been revealed by Deadline.

“American Sports Story” is a scripted anthological limited series focusing on a prominent event involving a sports figure and re-examining it through today’s world’s prism, telling that story from multiple perspectives.

The first instalment of American Sports Story is based on the podcast Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc. from the Boston Globe and Wondery. The limited series charts the rise and fall of NFL superstar Aaron Hernandez and explores the connections of the disparate strands of his identity, his family, his career, his suicide, and their legacy in sports and American culture.

The upcoming limited series will star Josh Andrés Rivera in the role of Aaron Hernandez, and Patrick Schwarzenegger will be playing the role of former NFL star Tim Tebow. The show will also star Lindsay Mendez and Tony Yazbeck.

Catfish Jean has joined the cast and will be playing the role of Ernest “Bo” Wallace, one of Hernandez’s friends and bad influences. Catfish Jean has previously starred in “To Leslie” and “Grey’s Anatomy”.  The actor took to social media to confirm the casting news:

“Cat’s out of the bag, and what better way to make it official than on Deadline, right? 😂 Thrilled to spill the beans – I’m part of American Sports Story: Gladiator! Huge thanks to my incredible team @tanranman @authenticmgmt @trickrage85 @stewarttalentlosangeles Daniel, Spencer and Ellen. this is just the beginning, am I right?

It was also revealed that Jake Cannavale will also star in the upcoming FX series, as Aaron Hernandez’s love interest. Jake has previously starred in “The Mandalorian”.

“American Sports Story”  Stu Zicherman (The Americans) is the writer and Executive Producer, and Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Brad Falchuk are Executive Producers. Hernan Lopez and Marshall Lewy of Wondery (Dr. Death) are Executive Producers alongside Executive Producers Linda Pizutti Henry and Ira Napoliello of The Boston Globe.

This new series will follow on from the successful “American Horror Story”, “American Crime Story”, and “American Horror Stories” series, which are available to stream now on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ in many countries around the world including the UK, Canada and Australia.

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