God, there’s some real-life horror for you.
Horror fans are howling tonight as FX has officially confirmed that American Horror Story has been renewed for three more terrifying seasons. Fans of the show will know that season 10 has already been confirmed by FX, which means that this new announcement confirms seasons 11, 12 and 13.
In other words, the popular horror series isn’t going anywhere for at least four more years.
This is the kind of four-year residency I like reporting on, FYI, so thank you, FX.
The news was officially confirmed earlier today (Thursday 9th January), during the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
President of FX, John Landgraf described the co-creators of American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, as “the undisputed masters of horror TV, having created the anthological limited series with American Horror Story and sustaining its success for nearly a decade as FX’s highest-rated series” (via The Hollywood Reporter).
“We are grateful to them and Dana Walden and our studio partners for committing to another three years.
“AHS has showcased a wealth of award-winning actors since day one and we appreciate the contributions of everyone, including Ryan, Brad, and fellow executive producers Tim Minear, James Wong, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Bradley Buecker, the writers, directors, cast and crew for each new, unforgettable instalment of American Horror Story.”
The show has featured a plethora of phenomenal talent during its almost-decade-long run. Season regulars have included the like of Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Cathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Angela Bassett, Cheyenne Jackson, Cody Fern and even Lady Gaga.
Last year, American Horror Story fans were treated to an ’80s slasher-inspired 9th season, titled 1984. Previous seasons have been set in a haunted house, an asylum, a coven, a cult and even during the apocalypse.
It’s been a ride, to say the least; one that’s officially set to continue for years to come.
Do you really think any journalist is going to learn anything about future seasons of AHS without Ryan Murphy’s say-so? No, hon. Murphy is no rookie at this game and is keeping things well and truly zipped for now. We do know, however, that a number of fan favourites are set to return for the tenth season.
Murphy recently said:
“I’ve been quietly reaching out to various people.
“Some people I haven’t reached out to yet because I was like ‘Do I have a role for them?’ So far, everybody I reached out to said ‘Yes’, so that’s been great.”
I’m crossing everything I can physically cross in hopes of hearing Murphy utter two words in regards to Season 10…
H0w about I just tell you the themes I’m waiting for Murphy to take a stab at? Halloween. Space. Underwater. Superheroes and villains. Time travel. Paranormal Investigators. World War II.
In that order.
Let the reign of terror continue… well into my thirties. Sigh.
Images via FX and Getty
Having worked in children's media and publishing for almost a decade, Ben is thoroughly excited to now be able to swear in stories and features. He is such a big fan of Disney and Horror films that he started an LGBTQ+ podcast called 'Once Upon A Scream'. His mum listens. You can contact Ben at [email protected] Twitter: @PulsfordBen / Instagram: @thebenmidlerFollow