There’s plenty of horror to come

FX has decided to keep the horror coming, as the network has renewed anthology series American Horror Story for another three seasons, in addition to Season 10 which will air later this year.

The network has ordered Seasons 11, 12 and 13 from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and 20th Century Fox Television. Chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions, John Landgraf, made the announcement at the Winter TCA press tour this week.

American Horror Story: 1984 was the last of the anthology to air, drawing on slasher films like Halloween and Friday the 13th for inspiration. The story followed a group of camp counselors who find themselves at the mercy of a crazed serial killer and haunted by the secrets of their pasts.

Each of the show’s seasons has explored a different horror theme, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a travelling freak show and even a political cult. Murphy and Falchuk haven’t yet revealed the theme or setting for the show’s tenth season, but in an interview with Deadline last year, Murphy teased that this season he wanted to bring back some “fan-favourite” actors and even admitted flirting with the idea of aliens and space.

Landgraf said of the renewal, “Ryan and Brad are 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. 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 installment of American Horror Story.”

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