Fall's cultural calendar is heating up: The Prom, Ryan Murphy's much anticipated musical comedy film, is scheduled to hit Netflix on December 11.
The news was shared by the prolific show-runner himself on Instagram: "On December 11, let Netflix take you to the Prom you didn’t get this year," he wrote in a post highlighting the awesome cast set to star in the production. Speaking of stars: expect Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key, Andrew Rannells and Kerry Washington, among others, to appear in Murphy's latest effort, which is in itself part of a widely reported Netflix deal estimated to be worth upwards of $300 million.
Originally a Broadway musical that debuted in 2018 and earned six Tony Awards nominations, The Prom centers around four Broadway actors who set out to travel to a very conservative town in Indiana to help a lesbian student who is banned from taking her girlfriend to the high school prom.
But this isn't all that Murphy's currently gearing up for in connection to his Netflix deal (are you even surprised?): Ratched, his for-TV adaptation of Ken Kesey's 1962 book One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, will hit the streaming network this Friday, September 18. On September 30, The Boys in the Band—produced by Murphy and directed by Joe Mantello—will also be released on the platform. The film is based on the eponymous 1968 play and will feature the full cast (Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto and Rannells) from the 2018 Broadway revival. Next up: a 10-part limited series based on A Chorus Line.
Murphy is clearly a busy man—and, as a result, we are delighted and proud fans of his.