No project seems to be off-limits for Ryan Murphy. As the executive producer behind the American Crime Story series, which has tackled the assassination of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace and the trial of O.J. Simpson, Murphy has proven time and time again that he isn't afraid to take chances.
When The New Yorker caught up with the showrunner, he was writing the script for Katrina, the upcoming edition of the ACS series that focuses on the tragic hurricane that struck a number of areas but most notably, Louisiana, in 2005. Murphy seems comfortable embracing the controversial subject matter that he dives headfirst into, and judging from the projects rumored to be coming down the pipeline, he appears to be more than willing to once again venture down the road less traveled.
Murphy is exploring the idea of a series that follows the Black Mirror template, but centered around the #MeToo movement where "every episode would explore a different story, starting with an insidery account of the Weinstein Company." He also pitched a Kevin Spacey episode, and an "an ambiguous he-said-she-said encounter." While Murphy admits that a different creator will take care of each episode, this particular issue feels like one that should be told and handled exclusively through the lens of female filmmakers.
Murphy officially begins his new job with Netflix in July.
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