In today's unsurprising news, FX announced their hit show American Horror Story has been renewed for a seventh season. In a statement via Variety, the network's CEO John Landgraf said “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," he continued. "Each new installment is a cultural event, hotly anticipated for its theme, imagery, cast and twists."
AHS, the anthology series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, has been a FX staple ever since its Murder House premiere in 2011. Roanoke, the sixth season, stars Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lady Gaga. According to Variety, it averaged a total of 13 million viewers since its debut on Sept. 14.
Last month, Murphy teased the experimental season 7 with EW. “It’s my secret season,” he told the site. “I’ve been working with a writer on a season that only he and I know. It’s like a two-year project that we’ll continue to work on the sly and not tell anybody.”
Whether you're completely over American Horror Story or continue to watch for the sake of fandom (like myself), it's clear the show isn't going anywhere anytime soon. So don't be surprised when the writers conjure up an 8th, 9th and 10th season in the future. But there is just one simple request: bring back Jessica Lange!
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