Ryan Murphy Wants To Create A ‘Black Mirror’-Style Show About The #MeToo Movement

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If you pay attention to TV news at all, you’ve probably heard of Ryan Murphy. The superproducer is the creator of Glee (and it’s spinoff, The Glee Project), the ultra-popular American Horror Story, and American Crime Show, to name a few. He’s a big name in the industry, and now that Netflix has acquired him for a new show, he’s got a lot of ideas about what he wants to do next.

One particular idea, though, might hit just a little too close to home. That’s because Murphy might just be interested in capitalizing by perhaps the biggest movement in the past year: #MeToo.

Murphy pitched the show, which he named Consent, as a Black Mirror-esque anthology where “every episode would explore a different story, starting with an insidery account of the Weinstein Company.” Every episode would have a different creator and follow a different #MeToo account.

Of course, there’s a pretty big change we may never see this show in action, considering Murphy’s deal with Netflix doesn’t begin until July, and there’s plenty of time for him to choose a completely different project to focus on. Still, Murphy is known for his inclusive shows and his willingness to tackle hard subjects, and I’m intrigued by the premise. It would take a lot of sensitivity to create a show like this, but hey, maybe it’s something we’ll see reach fruition in the near future. TC mark

Callie Byrnes

Callie is a professional Thought Catalog blogger by day and an amateur Tumblr blogger by night.

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