Elektra’s Best Reads For Filth | Pose | FX
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Elektra’s Best Reads For Filth | Pose | FX
DESCRIPTION: “Now pick your jaw up off the floor.” Watch six of Elektra’s best reads for filth. Stream all episodes of #PoseFX on Hulu.
Hulu to Stream All Past and Future Seasons of Ryan Murphy’s Award-Winning Hit Shows from FX and 20th Television
AMERICAN CRIME STORY, AMERICAN HORROR STORY and POSE
The Most Recent Installment of the ACS Franchise
IMPEACHMENT: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
Will Stream for the First Time on Hulu Beginning March 7th
The Third and Final Season of the Groundbreaking Drama Series POSE
Will Debut for the First Time on Hulu Beginning March 7th
LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2022 – Hulu will stream three of Ryan Murphy’s most acclaimed and award-winning hit shows from FX and 20th Television, American Crime Story, American Horror Story and Pose, it was announced today by Joe Earley, President of Hulu.
For the very first time on SVOD, the acclaimed limited series Impeachment: American Crime Story will be available on Hulu beginning March 7th. Written by award-winning playwright/producer Sarah Burgess from producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, Impeachment tells the story about the events that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton through the eyes of the women at the center of the storm. The nine episode saga stars Sarah Paulson as Linda Tripp, Beanie Feldstein as Monica Lewinsky, Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones, Clive Owen as Bill Clinton and Edie Falco as Hillary Clinton, among many others. The first two installments of the series, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story will also be available to stream on Hulu.
Also streaming for the first time on Hulu will be the third and final season of the groundbreaking and award-winning drama series Pose, with all three seasons dropping March 7th. The series, from producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson, made history with Billy Porter becoming the first openly gay black man to win an Emmy Award for lead actor in a drama category and Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez becoming the first trans actor to be awarded a Golden Globe. The show also won a Peabody and an AFI Award.
All of the prior ten installments of American Horror Story are currently available on Hulu and the series will return with season 11 this fall. American Horror Story has been ordered through season 13.
“We are thrilled that these captivating and trailblazing series from Ryan Murphy have come to Hulu,” said Earley. “American Crime Story, American Horror Story and Pose all resonate deeply with audiences in their own ways, and continue to set the standard for riveting, character-driven, inclusive storytelling. Alongside our partners at FX and 20th Television, we are proud to offer these prestigious and thought-provoking titles to our subscribers.”
The collection of these three shows (168 episodes) has collectively earned 165 Emmy Award nominations and won 42 Emmy Awards.
AMERICAN CRIME STORY
(2016-present, 3 installments, 29 episodes)
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016, 10 episodes) is a limited series that takes you inside the O.J. Simpson trial with a riveting look at the legal teams battling to convict or acquit the football legend of double homicide. The series explores the chaotic behind-the-scenes dealings and maneuvering on both sides of the court, and how a combination of prosecution overconfidence, defense shrewdness, and the LAPD’s history with the city’s African-American community gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. From Executive Producers Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Brad Falchuk, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story stars John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, David Schwimmer, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown, Nathan Lane, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson and Bruce Greenwood. The limited series is produced by 20th Television and FX Productions. It received 23 Emmy Award nominations, winning the most Emmy Awards (10) of any show that year including Outstanding Limited Series. It also won Golden Globe, BAFTA, AFI, TCA, Peabody, DGA, PGA and WGA awards.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018, 10 episodes) profiles spree-killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss), whose cross-country path of destruction earns him a spot on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List before his murder of international fashion icon Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramírez) on the steps of Versace’s South Beach residence in 1997. The series examines how cultural homophobia and prejudice delayed law enforcement’s search for Cunanan, as well as Versace’s relationship with his sister and muse Donatella (Penélope Cruz). The Assassination of Gianni Versace is a story of failed ambition, and how the pursuit of an “American Dream” ended in murder and suicide. Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, Dan Minahan, Tom Rob Smith, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski are Executive Producers. It is written by Tom Rob Smith, and Ryan Murphy directed the premiere episode of the series, which stars Darren Criss, Edgar Ramírez, Penélope Cruz and Ricky Martin. It is produced by 20th Television and FX Productions. It received 19 Emmy Award nominations, winning seven Emmys including Outstanding Limited Series. It also won Golden Globe, AFI, TCA, PGA, WGA and GLAAD awards.
Impeachment: American Crime Story (2021, 9 episodes) is a limited series examining the national crisis that led to the first impeachment of a U.S. President in over a century. It tells this story through the eyes of the women at the center of the events: Monica Lewinsky (Beanie Feldstein), Linda Tripp (Sarah Paulson) and Paula Jones (Annaleigh Ashford). All three were thrust into the public spotlight during a time of corrosive partisan rancor, shifting sexual politics and a changing media landscape. The series shows how power lifts some and disposes of others in the halls of our most sacred institutions. Impeachment: American Crime Story is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sarah Burgess, Sarah Paulson, Brad Falchuk, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski and Michael Uppendahl. The series is produced by 20th Television and FX Productions.
O.J. and Versace combined for 42 Emmy nominations, winning 17 Emmy Awards. Impeachment will be eligible for Emmys this year.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY
(2011-present, 10 installments, 113 episodes)
American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who redefined the horror genre. The television series sprouted a legion of dedicated fans who anticipate what terrors the next chapter will hold. As the longest running hour-long series in FX’s history, AHS has aired 10 installments and been renewed through a 13th installment. American Horror Story is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, John J. Gray and Manny Coto. It is produced by 20th Television.
American Horror Story: Murder House (2011, 12 episodes) transformed the television industry establishing a new dawn for the limited series genre. Other installments include American Horror Story: Asylum (2012, 13 episodes), American Horror Story: Coven (2013, 13 episodes), American Horror Story: Freak Show (2014, 13 episodes), American Horror Story: Hotel (2015, 12 episodes), American Horror Story: Roanoke (2016, 10 episodes), American Horror Story: Cult (2017, 11 episodes), American Horror Story: Apocalypse (2018, 10 episodes), American Horror Story: 1984 (2019, 9 episodes) and American Horror Story: Double Feature (2021, 10 episodes). The upcoming untitled 11th installment returns in the fall.
The constellation of stars who have graced AHS includes Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Billy Porter, Lady Gaga, Lily Rabe, Francis Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, James Cromwell, Emma Roberts, Taissa Farmiga, Billie Lourd, Finn Wittrock, Matt Bomer, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, John Carroll Lynch, Kate Mara, Angelica Ross, Michael Chiklis, Patti LuPone, Wes Bentley, Chloë Sevigny, Cheyenne Jackson, Zachary Quinto, Mare Winningham, Billy Eichner, Gabourey Sidibe, Patti LaBelle, Clea DuVall, Danny Huston, Morris Chestnut and Macaulay Culkin, among the many.
American Horror Story has earned 99 Emmy nominations, winning 16 Emmys, and has also won Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice awards.
(2018-2021, 3 seasons, 26 episodes)
Pose is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York’s underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the late 1980s. The groundbreaking series featured the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, including Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside Tony Award® winner and Golden Globe® nominee Billy Porter, Angel Bismark Curiel, Dyllón Burnside, Sandra Bernhard and Jason Rodriguez. The Golden Globe-nominated drama also featured the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. Over its three seasons, POSE has won 24 Emmy nominations, winning five Emmy awards.
Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, who executive produce alongside Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh and Janet Mock. Our Lady J is co-executive producer. Tanase Popa is supervising producer. Lou Eyrich, Jeff Dickerson and Kip Myers also serve as producers. The seven-episode third season is produced by 20th Television and FX Productions.
Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Hulu is the only service that gives viewers access to current shows from every major U.S. broadcast network; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals including Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale and The Act; Golden Globe Award-winning, Emmy® Award nominated and Peabody-winning series Ramy; and Emmy® Award nominated series Pen15, Shrill, and Wu-Tang: An American Saga, alongside hit series Only Murders in the Building, Nine Perfect Strangers, The Great, Little Fires Everywhere, Normal People, and Solar Opposites; Oscar® and Emmy® nominated documentary film Minding the Gap, Golden Globe-Award winning and Oscar® nominated THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY, and critically acclaimed Hulu Original films VACATION FRIENDS, PALM SPRINGS, RUN and HAPPIEST SEASON. The service also streams live news, entertainment and sports from 20th Television, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Discovery Networks – available all in one place.
FX, a division of Disney General Entertainment, is a multiplatform brand that develops, produces, commissions and markets original programming for Hulu and the FX and FXX linear channels in the U.S., and Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other international territories. The FX brand mark appears above the title across its entire slate of originals. Over the past two decades, FX has been responsible for some the most-critically acclaimed and award-winning shows on television. Some of the brand’s current and legacy titles include the dramas American Horror Story, American Crime Story, The Americans, Damages, Fargo, Justified, Nip/Tuck, Pose, Rescue Me, The Shield and Sons of Anarchy; the comedies Archer, Atlanta, Better Things, Dave, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Reservation Dogs and What We Do in the Shadows; and a growing slate of docuseries and documentary films.
About 20th Television
One of the Disney Television Studios, 20th Television is a prolific supplier of entertainment programming, including Hulu’s upcoming THE DROPOUT from Elizabeth Meriwether and starring Amanda Seyfried; its most watched comedy ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING from Dan Fogelman, John Hoffman and Steve Martin and its critically acclaimed drama DOPESICK from Danny Strong and starring Michael Keaton; ABC’s new comedy hit THE WONDER YEARS from Saladin Patterson and Fred Savage; FX’s star-studded IMPEACHMENT: AMERICAN CRIME STORY from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Sarah Burgess; NBC’s top series THIS IS US from Dan Fogelman; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and its spinoff 9-1-1: LONE STAR from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear; FX’s No. 1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY from Ryan Murphy, in addition to dozens of others. 20th Television shows have amassed a collective 1867 Emmy nominations and 214 Emmy wins, as well as multiple Golden Globes, Humanitas Prizes and Peabody Awards. The studio’s landmark series from its 70 year library include such classics as BATMAN, MODERN FAMILY, M*A*S*H, GLEE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, BONES, EMPIRE, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, 24, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, NEW GIRL and THE X-FILES.
* The Flip Wilson Show – The Best Of (Time Life)
$99.95 SRP DVD (“5 Easy Payments of $19.99”)
EXTRAS: A rare 1976 interview with the star himself! A Bonus DVD with the pilot episode of The Flip Wilson Show (featuring the debut of Geraldine!) and The Flip Wilson Special from 1975 with Cher and Richard Pryor. PLUS, a Collector’s Booklet with quotes, production photos, script pages and more!
—–Flip is back, and funnier than ever! In 1970, Flip Wilson changed the face of TV comedy: he was charming, hilarious, and he looked great in a dress! The Flip Wilson Show debuted as the #1 variety show on TV, and ran for four incredible seasons, winning multiple Emmys and a Golden Globe. From his hilarious Geraldine character, to stand-up, sketch comedy, and magical musical performances, Flip made a show that made everyone feel good. Now, for the first time ever you’ll be able to have the biggest and boldest collection of Flip yet: The Best of The Flip Wilson Show! You’ll get 11 DVDs including: 20 full-length episodes from across all 4 seasons, with 17 episodes not seen since they first aired! Guest stars Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Tim Conway, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Burt Reynolds, and so many more!
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for the heads-up about this item
COMING ON 11/16:
* This Is Us – The Complete Season 5 (20th TV/Disney)
$34.95 SRP DVD MOD
—–Full of heartfelt wit, drama and tears the journey of the Pearson family continues in Season Five of this highly acclaimed, award-winning series. With its trademark storytelling style, moving from the past to the future and back again, this season-like-no-other brilliantly incorporates current real-life challenges from the Covid crisis to the complexities of race. Randall pursues the mystery of his birth mother with Beth at his side, Kevin and Madison navigate their relationship while they navigate becoming parents, and Kate and Toby face their own relationship and parenting triumphs and challenges. And Rebecca continues to bravely face what could be her biggest challenge ever. Compelling and surprising, This Is Us reveals how seemingly tiny events can impact who we become, and can transcend time, distance and even death. 4-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is not necessarily final, and may be subject to change
* Pose – The 3rd and Final Season (FX/Disney)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD
—–Set in the earlier days of the AIDS crisis, this groundbreaking series follows the triumphs, tragedies and heartbreaks of the legends and icons of New York’s underground ball culture. With the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, Pose features glamorous, gripping and relevant stories. In its final season time flashes forward to 1994, and the ballroom feels like a distant memory to Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) who’s struggling to balance being a mother, a present partner to her new love, and her latest role as a nurse’s aide. Meanwhile, as AIDS becomes the leading cause of death for Americans ages 25 to 44, Pray Tell (Billy Porter) contends with unexpected health burdens. And the emergence of a vicious new upstart house forces the House of Evangelista members to contend with their legacies. 2-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is from the show’s promotional campaign (the “5.2 FX” reflects the May 2nd debut of the final season on the FX channel) and is not final, and therefore is subject to change
* Spidey And His Amazing Friends (Marvel/Disney)
$14.99 SRP DVD
—–Spidey, our favorite web-slinger is teaming up with Ghost-Spider (Gwen Stacey) and Miles Morales to make up The Spidey Team, with some assistance from Spidey’s comical but loyal Spider-bot, TRACE-E. If Spidey finds himself in a sticky situation that needs even more super-hero power, rest assured that an Avenger pal will race in to help out. Whether it’s just The Spidey Team or adding an Avenger for the assist, these superheroes will work together to save the day! Voice Talent: Benjamin Valic: Peter Parker, Lily Sanfelippo: Gwen Stacy, Jakari Fraser: Miles Morales. 11 animated shorts. Single-disc title.
* Queen of the South – The Complete Season 5 (20th TV/Disney)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD
—–In Season 5, Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) finally embraces her Queenpin status, and all that comes with it. While she has tried to maintain a strong moral code by leading with her heart, those values have begun to compromise her ability to stay on top. She must now make tough decisions when it comes to those closest to her, all while continuing her quest for even greater power. 2-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is from the show’s promotional campaign and is not final, and therefore is subject to change
COMING ON 12/7:
* Creepshow – Season 2 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $34.97 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Creepshow animated special and holiday special
—–It’s still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! From showrunner Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”) comes the second season of CREEPSHOW, the anthology series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic. A comic book comes to life in nine chilling tales told across five episodes. Explore terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page! Actor List: Kevin Dillon, Ted Raimi, Ali Larter, C Thomas Howell, Iman Benson, Josh McDermott, Ashley Laurence, Keith David, Ryan Kwanten, Breckin Meyer, Molly Ringwald, Eric Edelstein, Barbara Crampton, Denise Crosby, Justin Long, D’Arcy Carden. 2-disc set in either format
* My Life Is Murder – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–10 murder mystery episodes starring Lucy Lawless, Ebony Vagulans, Rawiri Jobe, Bernard Curry, Todd River. 3-disc set in either format.
COMING ON 12/14:
* The Abbott And Costello Show – Season 1 (ClassicFlix)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $49.99 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Commentaries on 10 episodes featuring Gilbert Gottfried, Lou Antonicello, Paul Castiglia, Ray Faiola, Stu Fink, Shane Fleming, Bob Greenberg, Jim Mulholland, Gerry Orlando, Ron Palumbo, Toby Roan, Lou Sabini, Frank Santopadre, Jack Theakston and Michael Townsend Wright; “Saving the Negatives” Featurette with Bob Furmanek; Two complete episodes with original non-audience tracks and six partial episodes
—–One of the most influential comedies in television history, The Abbott and Costello Show – Season 1 makes its Blu-ray debut from ClassicFlix with all 26 stunningly sharp episodes in this 3 disc set on Blu-ray (or 4 discs on DVD). When Bud Abbott and Lou Costello became part of the permanent rotating group of weekly hosts on TV’s The Colgate Comedy Hour, it revitalized their careers and led to the birth of The Abbott and Costello Show, a syndicated half-hour program that premiered in 1952. The premise of the show was disarmingly simple: Bud and Lou played themselves, a pair of unemployed actors living in a rooming house run by the apoplectic Sid Fields, also playing himself. Easing their way through life in a neighborhood where crooks and sharpies lay in wait around every corner, and women walk right up to Costello for no other reason than to slap his face (“How dare you look like someone I hate!”), Bud and Lou keep the show fresh with new routines, but also perform many of their classics, including “Who’s on First?”, “Dice”, “7 x 13 = 28” and so many, many more. Newly restored from original 35mm master elements by the 3-D Film Archive, in cooperation with the Library of Congress, The Abbott and Costello Show features Hillary Brooke (as Lou’s cultured girlfriend), Gordon Jones (as stupefyingly dumb “Mike the Cop”), Joe Besser (as “Stinky”), Joe Kirk (as “Mr. Bacciagalupe”), Bingo the Chimp, as well as many other well-known TV and film entertainers.
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for making sure that we were aware of this item
Pose | Who We Are: Lyshem Lettsome & Dessa Vanderhorst – Season 3 Behind the Scenes | FX
DESCRIPTION: Meet Dessa and Lyshem. Go behind the scenes to hear how working on Pose changed their lives.
Pose | Identity, Family, Community: Finding Love – Season 3 Behind the Scenes | FX
DESCRIPTION: Love has always been at the core of POSE. Go behind the scenes for an inside look at Angel and Papi’s wedding and its significance to the cast and crew.
Pose | Identity, Family, Community: The Grand Finale – Season 3 Behind the Scenes | FX
DESCRIPTION: The category is… a happy ending. Thank you for being a part of history. Go behind the scenes one last time to see what Pose has meant to the cast and creators.
Pose | Forward Progress: Representation – Season 3 | FX
DESCRIPTION: How does it feel to be represented on screen? As Pride Month kicks off, the cast of Pose shares the importance of representation in the path toward progress.
Pose | Identity, Family, Community: Faith & Acceptance – Season 3 Behind the Scenes | FX
DESCRIPTION: Life imitates art. Art imitates life. Billy Porter and Janet Mock discuss the relationship between faith, acceptance, and the community.
Pose | Identity, Family, Community: The Directors – Season 3 Behind the Scenes | FX
DESCRIPTION: Pose is an environment of empowerment. Go behind the scenes to see how the directors create a tight-knit family on set.
Pose | Series Finale – Season 3 Ep. 7 Preview | FX
DESCRIPTION: When Blanca discovers an HIV clinical trial is denying access to people of color she joins ACT UP in an effort to get Pray Tell the medication.
Pose | Identity, Family, Community: Gospel Love – Season 3 Behind the Scenes | FX
DESCRIPTION: A light in Billy Porter’s darkest times. Get an Inside Look at the importance of gospel music in the final season of Pose.
Pose | Who We Are: Violeta Cuellar – Season 3 Behind the Scenes | FX
DESCRIPTION: Meet Violeta Cuellar. Discover how Pose inspired her to be her authentic self.
Pose | Identity. Family. Community: Coping with Trauma – Season 3 Behind The Scenes | FX
DESCRIPTION: For all those who are struggling, you are not alone. Go behind the scenes of Pose with the cast and creators for a closer look at the effects of trauma, abandonment, and addiction.
Pose | Who We Are: Larry McGee – Season 3 Behind the Scenes | FX
DESCRIPTION: Both on camera and behind the scenes, Pose has created a family. Hear second assistant director Larry McGee tell his story.
Pose | Identity. Family. Community: Looking Good – Season 3 Behind the Scenes | FX
DESCRIPTION: Their look makes an impact. Go behind the scenes of Pose to see how hair and make-up help explain the evolution of the characters.