American Horror Story, created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, has been renewed for two additional seasons beyond the coming seventh season of the show. The FX series premiered in 2011 with its first installment, Murder House. This first season was followed by Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel and AHS: Roanoke. The series has won 15 Emmy awards, plus Golden Globes and AFI Awards.
The series is FX’s all-time top telecast. The most recent season, AHS: Roanoke, brought in nearly 11 million total viewers.
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, said of the series:
“’American Horror Story’ launched the modern limited series revolution and — as evidenced by the most recent installment ‘Roanoke’ — it remains as vital today as when ‘Murder House’ stunned audiences six years ago. Each new chapter is a cultural event, beloved for every new twist in imagery, style, cast and plot. We are thrilled that Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and the entire creative team will continue to deliver the groundbreaking, celebrated ‘American Horror Story’ for years to come.”
Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, added:
“When Ryan and Brad came to us seven years ago with the idea for a horror series structured as an anthology, with a group of actors returning year after year, in different roles, settings and time periods, we were in awe of the sheer originality and ambition of their vision. They’ve since delivered six fantastic installments which have rightfully attracted millions of viewers, critical raves and dozens of awards. Ryan and Brad are to be congratulated on this remarkable multi-year pickup and we are grateful to John Landgraf and our partners at FX for their extraordinary support.”
Series regular players have included Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates , Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts and Lady Gaga. Stay tuned, kids