It should come as no surprise that American Horror Story has been renewed for a 7th season. FX announced earlier today that Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck’s horror anthology would be coming back for more scares.
“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,” FX Networks and Productions CEO John Landgraf said. “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. We thank the creators and their team, the cast and everyone who has continued to make AHS such an extraordinary series.”
Since the mystery of the theme for this current season helped boost interest in the series (premiered to 5.6 million adult viewers and was the 3rd-most watched episode in franchise history), FX and Murphy are keeping quiet on what creepy tale they will tell next season. In an interview with EW, Murphy did tease that he already knows what the season will entail. The idea sprung out of the blue to him and it’s going to be more narratively strange than the current season that follows a documentary format. All we know is that it will premiere in 2017.
But how exactly do they top their creative misdirects for season 6? The marketing team put out 24 different promotional videos with only one being the true indication to the theme of the lost Roanoke colony. Fans will be scouring filming sites for any hint to what horrific story is going to be told. So Murphy and FX have quite the job ahead of them to really keep things under wraps.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter