Ryan Murphy’s TV Shows and Movies Coming Soon to Netflix

Ryan Murphy is perhaps one of Hollywood’s most prolific producers and since 2018 he has primarily worked on new content for Netflix. Here are all the projects Murphy is currently working on for Netflix coming to Netflix in 2022 and beyond.

As you may know, Ryan Murphy is a prolific TV executive and writer behind some of the biggest shows of the past decade. Many of his shows stream on Netflix, but in February 2018, the writer/producer signed to Netflix produced new content exclusively for Netflix starting in July 2018.

Although he is working under an overall deal with Netflix, Murphy is also still involved in a myriad of projects with 20th Television (FX). american horror story and American crime history are still ongoing series on the network with Murphy’s participation. Most of FX’s Murphy content was previously on Netflix, but has mostly disappeared in recent months.

Murphy’s deal with Netflix has been widely seen as one of the biggest failures and some have speculated that it won’t be renewed when it ends in June 2023.

Here’s the rundown of all the Ryan Murphy projects that have arrived exclusively on Netflix so far. The ones marked with asterisks are not part of his Netflix contract but still arrived exclusively on Netflix.

  • The Politician (Season 1)* – September 27, 2019
  • Circus of Books (Documentary) – April 20, 2020
  • A Secret Love (Documentary) – April 29, 2020
  • Hollywood (Limited Series) – May 1, 2020
  • The Politician (Season 2)* – June 19, 2020
  • The Boys in the Band (Film) – September 30, 2020
  • Ratched (Season 1)* – September 18, 2020
  • The Ball – December 11, 2020
  • Halston (limited series) – May 14, 2021
  • Pray Away – August 3, 2021

Here are all of the Ryan Murphy projects coming to Netflix over the next few years that have been announced.

Note: This is a live article and will be updated over time. Last update: March 2022.


Ryan Murphy’s next series is coming to Netflix

Andy Warhol’s Diaries

Coming to Netflix: March 9, 2022

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Andy Warhol was a prolific American artist and his life will be celebrated and documented in a “flashy” 10-part series.

The series is based on the diaries he started writing after he was shot in 1968. Brian Kelly will play Andy Warhol in the docuseries.


The Observer (Limited series)

Coming to Netflix: 2022

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Officially confirmed by Netflix following our February 2021 initial report. Ryan Murphy will produce this limited series on The Observer story that was acquired by Netflix several years ago.

Bobby Cannavale and Naomi Watts are set to star with Screen Arcade and Ryan Murphy Television behind the show.

Here’s what you can expect from the thriller series:

“Following a married couple who start receiving horrifying letters from a creepy stalker, who stopped them from moving into their dream home.”

Filming for the limited series began in September 2021 and the series is expected to arrive in 2022.


Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Limited series)

Coming to Netflix: 2022

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Teaming up with Ian Brennan and Janet Mock, we’ll see Ryan Murphy return to familiar territory with a miniseries following serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Richard Jenkins and Carl Franklin will star.

A little like American crime historyMonster’s title allows this series to be aired for future miniseries as well, though we may be skipping it a bit.

Filming took place between March and September 2021, making a 2022 release date likely.


Pawl (Season 2)

Coming to Netflix: To be determined

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The first season of Ratched has undoubtedly been the biggest title to come to Netflix from the writer exclusively so far. He shattered expectations.

When the series was initially announced after an intense bidding war, Netflix gave the series a two-season order, meaning Nurse Ratched is definitely returning to our screens in the near future.

Unfortunately, we still have no window as to when we can expect season 2 of Pawl with no set production dates.


A chorus line (Limited series)

Coming to Netflix: To be determined

A Chorus Line debuted as a movie in 1985, but was originally a Broadway musical. In this new limited mini-series consisting of 10 episodes, she adapts to modern times and the age.

Here is the official synopsis:

“Centered on seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, set on the bare stage of a Broadway theater while auditioning for a musical. Based on the Broadway musical.

If you’re looking for more information on the original Broadway musical that provides great context, check out TheaterMania’s article.


Marlene Dietrich Untitled Series

Coming to Netflix: To be determined

This series will be similar in its premise to the aforementioned Halston series in being a limited biopic series based on a famous figurehead.

Jessica Lange is set to play the role of Marlene who recently starred in The politician in its first season.

At this point, the series is expected to be in its early days, but the series has been rumored to be set in Vegas in the early 60s, at the height of Marlene Dietrich’s career.


Consent

Coming to Netflix: To be determined

Announced in May 2018, this new anthology series that will ride the wave of the #MeToo movement will examine stories of workplace sexual harassment specifically during the movement.

Each episode would tell a new story with a different director. One of the episodes is expected to cover an account of what happened at the Weinstein Company and another that covers the allegations against House of Card actor Kevin Spacey.


outfielder

Coming to Netflix: To be determined

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Written and directed by Robert O’Hara, outfielder is the temporary name of a new limited series that will be executive produced by Ryan Murphy and Jamie Lee Curtis although it has yet to be fully greenlit.

The limited series is believed to be a biopic about Glenn Burke being the very first person to get a high five.


Upcoming Ryan Murphy Movies/Documentaries Coming to Netflix

Mr. Harrigan’s phone

Type: Movie
Netflix release date:
2022

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Blumhouse alongside Ryan Murphy will attempt to adapt Stephen King’s novel of the same name. Netflix has adapted a number of different Stephen King novels over the years, but none with horror experts Blumhouse.

John Lee Hancock is attached to the film as director and filming began in late 2021.

Project actors include Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Donald Sutherland, Jaeden Martell and Joe Tippet.


The Legend of Georgia McBride

Type: Movie
Netflix release date:
To be determined

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It will be the third major adaptation of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming play and is produced alongside Todd Spiewak and Eric Norsoph.

The film will follow an expectant father fired from his job and seeking to break into the entertainment industry as a drag performer. Jim Parsons is currently attached to the star.


Untitled film by Janet Cooke

Type: Movie
Netflix release date:
To be determined

janet cooke netflix movie

Janet Mock will spearhead this project which will be produced by Ryan Murphy. It’s based on journalist Janet Cooke who won a Pulitzer Prize in the early 1980s with her article, Jimmy’s World, but soon got into trouble because of it.


Before leaving you, we just want to conclude with a few other points, rumors or projects that have been announced in the past but have remained silent.

  • A feature film about former first lady Betty Ford is also reportedly in active development but is yet to be confirmed.
  • Ryan Murphy and Rob Lowe have reportedly teamed up for a feature film about Joe Exotic that was the subject of Netflix’s Tiger King documentary series.
  • In 2015, One Hit Wonders was announced which sees Ryan Murphy teaming up with Gwyneth Paltrow for a musical. This title has become MIA but could perhaps find its way to Netflix.
  • There have been a lot of rumors floating around about Murphy possibly bringing Scream Queens to Netflix, but nothing substantial unfortunately.

Which Ryan Murphy project are you most looking forward to on Netflix? Let us know in the comments.