Ryan Murphy's horror anthology series American Horror Story is about ready to start scarin' up a storm in its eighth season, with a ninth season already picked up. There is news today that the horror show will continue even longer than that, at least through 2020.
According to Deadline, AHS has been picked up yet again — the show has been granted a tenth season before season 8 even debuts. According to FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, Ryan Murphy "asked for a 10th season of AHS, which we were happy to give to him." Though Murphy now has an overall deal at Netflix, Landgraf maintains that he "remains pretty committed" to his existing shows on FX.
As to whether Season 10 will be the end, Landgraf says he doesn't know. As he tells Deadline, “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.”
There is good reason why FX would definitely want more AHS — it has won 15 Emmys, and consistently dominates ratings. Season 8 looks like it could stretch those highs to new heights, as it will feature the long-awaited crossover between popular installments Murder House and Coven.
The new season of American Horror Story, titled Apocalypse, premieres Sept.12 on FX. Will you be watching, hiding, or laughing? Let us know.