Ryan Murphy won’t be bringing you his take on the story of Prince Charles and Princess Diana any time soon.
“It’s not moving forward at the moment,” FX chief John Landgraf told Entertainment Weekly during the Television Critics Association press tour Friday, referring to the much talked-about next installment of the “Feud” limited series.
When asked if the decision to shelve this particular season of the Murphy series had anything to do with the fact Netflix’s “The Crown” is going to be tackling the same storyline in its upcoming fourth season, Landgraf said no.
“It’s not because of ‘The Crown,'” Landgraf said. “I think there was a very different approach. I happen to really like ‘The Crown.’ But it’s told from the point of view of the royal family. This is told from the point of view of somebody coming into that family a la Meghan Markle. Ultimately, we couldn’t get the material to the place we wanted.”
And that answer came after the FX chief threw some shade at Netflix during his executive session, which you can read more about here.
Landgraf was also asked if “Feud” is still alive at FX or if its considered to be canceled. He said Murphy — who is about to shift his focus to his new home at Netflix, after signing a reported $300 million deal with the streamer — would give it an “active” label.
“I’d say if you asked Ryan, he would still say it’s an active series and he’s still intending to do further cycles,” Landgraf said. “But he hasn’t told me ‘this is the cycle I’m doing and this is when I’m doing it.'”
FX did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for further comment on “Feud”s status.