“The horror!” Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story TV show is heading into its eighth season in September and the popular show was already given an early ninth season renewal. Now, FX has renewed American Horror Story for a 10th season as well. Will that be the final chapter?
According to Deadline, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said, “Ryan asked for a 10th season of American Horror Story which we were happy to give to him.”
Though Murphy now has a big overall deal with Netflix, Landgraf noted that Murphy “remains pretty committed” to his FX shows and is very excited about the second season of Pose. The CEO added, “He has been really prolific; he has been an important part of the FX brand, and he will continue to be a very important part of the FX brand.”
Will season 10 be the end for American Horror Story? Its long-term future is unclear but not because FX doesn’t want to see the series continue. Landgraf said, “A lot of that comes down to Ryan and whether he still feels inspired about it. I think the eighth cycle, which is currently in production, is awesome and crazy, and I think the fans will really like it. Part of what’s cool about American Horror Story is its anthology nature. So it comes down to whether Ryan and his collaborators, like (showrunner) Tim Minear, could come up with stories that they are excited about.”
Season eight, titled American Horror Story: Apocalypse, debuts on September 12th. It will be a crossover of Murder House and Coven (seasons one and three). Performers will include Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Joan Collins, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Kyle Allen, Cody Fern, Billy Porter, and Jessica Lange.
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What do you think? Do you like the American Horror Story TV show? Do you think it should continue past season 10? Will you be watching season eight?