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Next Season of Ryan Murphy's Feud Will Focus on Charles and Diana

Next Season of Ryan Murphy's Feud Will Focus on Charles and Diana

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Let's get ready to royal rumble.

FX's lineup is basically two-thirds Ryan Murphy anthology series: between American Horror Story,American Crime Story, and now Feud, FX can just spin off an all Ryan Murphy network, FXRM: all Sarah Paulson, all the time.

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Feud has just started but already the cable network has ordered a second season, this time focusing on Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana.

The role of Lady Diana Spencer basically has Sarah Paulson's name carved into it, along with a second Emmy, unless Murphy goes with someone else in his stable of regulars. Emma Roberts, perhaps? Though I've always said Angela Bassett can play anything and what better way to test that theory.

Few have dared to tackle Lady Di's story and even fewer have succeded, lest I remind you of Naomi Watts's unfortunate Diana from 2013. 2006's The Queen centers around the tragic death of the People's Princess, with Helen Mirren going for the gold as Elizabeth II, but Diana is only mentioned and seen in archival footage.

Speaking of QE2, Murphy and co. will have to compete with Netflix's excellent The Crown, which will introduce their own Princess Diana at the end of its third season, before "heavily" focusing seasons four and five on her. Of course, The Crown still has to get through its second season, premiering in late 2017, so Feud may be able to get a jump on the royal affair.

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However, Murpy's got a pretty full plate as of late, so who knows when we can actually expect Feud season two. And if you're as confused as I am about just where we are in the Ryan Murphy television universe, here's this:

AHS: past season - Roanoke; upcoming season - election-themed...maybe.

ACS: past season - OJ; upcoming seasons - Katrina and Versace

Feud: current season - Bette and Joan; upcoming season - Charles and Diana.

All Sarah Paulson. All the time.

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