Ryan Murphy’s crazy horror anthology AMERICAN HORROR STORY has been renewed for a third season. The renewal announcement comes halfway through the second season, always a good sign.
John Landgraf, Prez and GM of FX Networks, announced the news by saying the following: “With American Horror Story: Asylum, Ryan and Brad have raised the bar in every way from Murder House, the first American Horror Story miniseries…And their original idea – the notion of doing an anthological series of miniseries with a repertory cast – has proven groundbreaking, wildly successful and will prove to be trendsetting. We can’t wait to see what deviously brilliant ideas they come up with for their third miniseries.”
Murphy responds: ”The American Horror Story anthology is a labor of love for all of us and we could not be prouder of the work our brilliant company of actors and everyone on the production team is doing this year…To John and our friends at FX and Dana Walden and Gary Newman at 20th, we thank you for your vote of confidence — and to our loyal audience, keep watching!”
AMERICAN HORROR STORY expects to return many of the same cast as it has had for seasons 1 and 2, playing different characters in a different setting, of course. Murphy will most likely turn another one of horror’s biggest tropes into a hectic, mindbogglingly weird blood spatter fest once again. Any guesses on what they’ll land on?
AHS: ASYLUM airs every Wednesday night at 10 PM on FX.