American Horror Story is infamous of gruesomely killing off its characters, usually in the most brutal ways imaginable, but the series itself is not going to die anytime soon. FX has just renewed the popular Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk anthology series for a seventh installment, which will debut sometime in 2017.
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Production, announced the renewal in a statement today.
Ryan, Brad and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping ‘American Horror Story’ endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining and we are honored to move ahead with them on the seventh installment. The sustained success through six installments only proves how intensely the series resonates with fans. ‘AHS’ confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style. Each new installment is a cultural event, hotly anticipated for its theme, imagery, cast and twists.
The show has been one of FX’s biggest blockbusters where its recent premiere attracted 13 million viewers across non-linear and linear platforms (meaning across both on-demand and live TV, DVR or streaming).
American Horror Story became the foundation of Murphy’s growing empire on FX, which now includes the upcoming Feud and the American Crime Story. It also became the trendsetter for the current anthology series, preceding shows like True Detective and Fargo.
The details of the upcoming American Horror Story season 7 has not yet been revealed and are being kept under very tight wraps although Murphy has already started thinking ahead. According to Entertainment Weekly, Murphy teased that the seventh season is “narratively strange” just like the current installment, American Horror Story: Roanoke.
Considering the unconventional ways FX and Murphy did in order to preserve the mysterious aura of the current season 6, it is also expected that they will also do the same with the upcoming season. Murphy also said that fans should expect the unexpected.
Meanwhile, E! Online revealed via an interview with Murphy, a secret season that is currently in the works. The mystery season reportedly has Murphy and one other writer working for its completion and they are the only two people who knew about it so far.
“It’s my secret season. I’ve been working with a writer on a season that only he and I know,” Murphy said. “It’s one person writing all episodes. The whole show has been great to me because it’s an experiment.”
American Horror Story: Roanoke returns to FX with Season 6 Episode 4 on Wednesday, October 5, at 10 p.m. ET.
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