With a line of 7 or 8 series currently in development or production, super producer Ryan Murphy has more than one full plate. But in the future, he said, he will take his time to make sure everyone is in an ideal shape. "I'm not going to shoot anything until it's written, and it's perfectly broadcast, and I get a big number two in terms of showrunners and directors," he told reporters at Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena.
In the era of Peak TV and broadcast, he said it's tempting to rush the projects, and Murphy – who has been present to present three series ("Pose", "9-1-1" and "American Crime Story: Versace ") admitted that he was not happy with the first version of" American Crime Story: Katrina ", which is scheduled for the next installment of that limited series of franchises. "I was still passionate about the story, but it was not the right one," he said. "I think there is so much need and expectation to constantly feed the machine."
The new version, which is scheduled to be Murphy's frequent collaborator, Sarah Paulson, and start producing in the fall, will be based on the book "Five Days at Memorial," in association with producer Scott Rudin. "It's really a look at the health industry and disasters in global warming," he said. "We decided to make a more intimate version of that story, which is much more interesting and current."
Added Murphy from the Katrina story, "Spike Lee did it better."
When asked what makes the "American Crime Story" season convincing, he said: "It has to be about something that is a bigger social problem," he said. "I would never do Jon Benet Ramsay, I would never do the Menéndez Brothers because … I do not know if they had any social goal issue, I think" American Crime Story "has to be a bigger picture."
Murphy said he was passionate about the upcoming "Versace" because "it was about homophobia in the 90s," he said, pointing to episodes that deal with dating parents and being gay in the military. "Those are incredible social stories," he said. "That's why we're very slow to make them, and very quick to say that this does not work, we're going to try a different take."
Regarding the upcoming season of "Feud," which will focus on the fractured marriage of Charles and Diana, Murphy said he is satisfied with the scripts and is looking forward to the casting. "We keep moving the date because I'm working on many wonderful things," he said. The project was projected to shoot in May, but has now been affected by the fall. He is not worried about comparisons with "The Crown" (who admits he has been looking over): "Our opinion is very different," he said. "It's not about the monarchy, it's about marriage." That project, too, has not yet been launched; He is also deciding if he is going to direct.
Monica Lewinsky's project is "very complicated," she said. "We are interviewing writers," he said. "We are not in a hurry to do anything unless it is done well." Murphy said he is trying to prepare a dinner with Lewinsky, "I think it's very important that his point of view be present," he said. "I want to make sure I do it right." and I think particularly now in this season we have an obligation to do a lot of research. "No actress is prepared for that role (she said she wants to receive opinions from Lewinsky), but she does want Paulson to play Linda Tripp.
Paulson also prepares to star in "Ratched" for Netflix, Murphy has released four seasons, with the storyline of Paulson's nurse Ratched as he confronts a different male adversary each season, with the final installment being his opposite to the character played by Jack Nicholson in the film (a paper yet to be broadcast). "It's also a feminist story," he said. "He really sees the birth of a lot of things that were happening in our health system." There's also no start date for "Ratched": Murphy says he waits until the eight scripts are written. "Sometimes it's a little frustrating from the programming point of view," he admits, but says Landgraf has been patient.  The next season of "American Horror Story" will take place in a "near future," he said. reporters. "It's a projection," he said.
Murphy also addressed the Fox / Disney agreement given the imminent expiration of his contract in general. "I do not know what's going to happen beyond 'Pose', which is underway in June and my contract closes in June," he said, adding that he's waiting to see what happens with Dana Walden and John. Landgraf. He said he does not know if he will become independent and that he is starting to have many meetings. "I feel open, I feel excited, I feel I have many more stories to tell," he said. "I'm as excited and nervous as they are"
"It's almost as if the universe said:" Close the f-k and sit down for a second, "he said.