Let the guessing games commence. Again. Almost more than actually watching American Horror Story is the whole excitement about discovering what the theme of the next season will be, and now we know we’ll be going through the whole hoopla again, with the news that FX in the States has renewed American Horror Story for season seven, even though season six is only three episodes old at the moment.
And there’s an extra twist to the guessing games this time. Not just what? But when. We’ll get to that in a moment but first the official guff.
“Ryan [Murphy], Brad [Brad Falchuk] and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping American Horror Story endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining and we are honoured to move ahead with them on the seventh installment,” says FX CEO John Landgraf through the instrument of press release. “The sustained success through six installments only proves how intensely the series resonates with fans. AHS confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style. Each new installment 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 thing is, we may not have to wait a whole year for the next season. Ryan Murphy has previously suggested that work is already underway on season seven and that it could be secretly filmed and dropped into the schedules at any time.
“I don’t know when it will [air] but it’s also an experiment,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s a different way of doing it. It’s one person writing all episodes. I don’t know if it’s going to work but it’s like, well, let’s try that. We might get them done and shoot them on the sly and drop it…. It’s like a two-year-project that we’ll continue to work on the sly and not tell anyone.”