What's Happening With New Seasons Of FX's American Crime Story And Feud?

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There is a new update about what is happening with upcoming seasons of FX’s American Crime Story and Feud. CinemaBlend’s Nick Venable was at the TCA's Winter Press Tour when FX CEO John Landgraf offered this update on both shows. In particular, if you were hoping for new episodes of Feud in the immediate future, you seem to be out of luck. He said:

Right now Ryan doesn’t have another idea for the next cycle of Feud. Having worked with Ryan now for 16 years, my experience of him is he gets inspired by something and calls and tells you, ‘Good news. I have another cycle of X or Y coming.’ So I wouldn’t be surprised if, between now and some point in the future, I get a call about another cycle of Feud. But we don’t have one at the moment.

So, another installment of Feud is not off the table; it is just not in the cards right now. It and American Crime Story have been buzzy hits for FX, however, so it would be easy to see why the cabler might be happy if new ideas for the series land in the network's lap. The first season of Feud chronicled the titular quarrel between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.

A second season had been in the works -- this one chronicling Prince Charles and Diana. Plans for the series were eventually cancelled, however and now it would seem another subject has yet to inspire Ryan Murphy. FX CEO John Landgraf gave a more promising update on American Crime Story’s future, saying,

We have three or four ideas in active development where we’ve sort of acquired rights or done a fair amount of research. We’ve got writers working on them. And I couldn’t tell you which one of them is likely to be ready first, but my sense is the likelihood is they’ll all be produced over time. So I think there are many more cycles of American Crime Story to come and more cycles of American Horror Story too… As far as I know, “Katrina” is not still in the mix.

Mysterious. There are multiple ideas in “active development” for future installments of American Crime Story. FX’s CEO did not offer us any more than that, which makes speculation regarding what crime the series may tackle next relatively impossible to do. It should not remain that way too much longer though I hope!

At least in this show's case, the writers are already working on the “three or four ideas," and hopefully one of them will come to fruition, if not multiple.

The first season of American Crime Story centered on O.J. Simpson’s murder trial. The second focused on the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace at the hands of serial killer Andrew Cunanan. This next season was supposed to focus on the aftermath of Katrina, but now it looks like that has been scrapped. Ryan Murphy has also noted that a season based on the scandal of President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky had been scrapped.

Despite those developments, FX seems hopeful that new seasons of Feud and American Crime Story will be in the offing, eventually. Along with more installments of American Horror Story.

While the series was a hit, it ignited a legal feud. Ryan Murphy and FX were both sued by Olivia de Havilland for the way Feud portrayed her. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the dismissal, per Forbes.

It has been a while since new episodes of the anthology have aired. The first (and to date only) season of Feud finished in the spring of 2017. So, it has been almost two years, since it went off the air. American Crime Story is coming up on a year since it wrapped up Season 2.

Only time will tell whether another installment of either series will make its way to the small screen before the end of 2019. Stay tuned, and do note there is a lot of new television set to arrive to keep you entertained, including on FX.

Britt Lawrence

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