Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will be scaring audiences on FX … at least until 2019.
The cable channel has added a second year to the already-given renewal of its venerable horror anthology series American Horror Story. That means we will get to see at least eight seasons of the show that has helped bring the anthology model back to television.
Yet, the renewal does have one bit of bad news – while we can expect American Horror Story this year, we shouldn’t expect it next year. It appears as if the series will take a one-year break before bringing us Season 8.
FX head John Landgraf told reporters from the Television Critics Association that he expects to see more American Horror Story for “years to come,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“American Horror Story launched the modern limited series revolution and – as evidenced by the most recent installment Roanoke – it remains as vital today as when Murder House stunned audiences six years ago. Each new chapter is a cultural event, beloved for every new twist in imagery, style, cast and plot.”
It wasn’t revealed why Murphy and Falchuk were taking a gap year in 2018, but it could also be a move to help accommodate what has become a very busy schedule for the two. The next installment in their American Crime Story anthology, Katrina, was just bumped to 2018, according to Deadline, which will be followed just six months later by the third season, American Crime Story: Versace.
Those two seasons are being filmed back to back.
American Horror Story has yet to reveal any details of Season 7, following the tradition set last year by American Horror Story: Roanoke. It’s believed that mystery may have helped Roanoke in the ratings, which bested previous season American Horror Story: Hotel by 5 percent, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Season 8 could be very fascinating for fans, as Murphy previously shared he plans to cross the stories of Murder House and Coven that year.
The show has earned more than 70 Emmy nominations since 2011, and has won 15. It’s last major Emmys, however, were in 2014 when Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates won acting Emmys for American Horror Story: Coven.
The next American Horror Story installment is expected in the fall.
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