After just three episodes of the latest cycle of the anthology series, FX has ordered a seventh season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's American Horror Story. FX Networks and Productions CEO John Landgraf made the announcement via The Hollywood Reporter.
"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 instalment.
The sustained success through six instalments only proves how intensely the series resonates with fans. AHS confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style. Each new instalment 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."
The current iteration (Roanoke) has been keeping audiences on their toes; the theme wasn't revealed until the first episode was broadcast. The 20 plus short teasers released in the run-up to the new season were revealed as a grand piece of misdirection, or were they? Ryan Murphy has already stated that a forthcoming plot twist will turn the whole season on its head, he's even gone as far to say that episode six is where things get even weirder. I'm not entirely sure where Roanoke is going, but so far I'm utterly hooked, and it's great to have AHS is back on form even if we are still missing Jessica Lange.
Naturally, details on next year's theme will be a closely guarded secret, but Murphy has told Entertainment Weekly that he is "already started to call people saying, ‘Put this on your calendar.’ It’s a good one.”
Starring Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Paulson, Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Roanoke continues on FX in the US, and UK fans can catch it Wednesdays on Fox.