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American Horror Story will be sticking around to scare the daylights out of fans for years to come. Ahead of its eighth season premiere, the anthology series has been renewed for Season 10. This news comes after, as you probably already guessed, American Horror Story had already been given the green-light for a ninth season by the cable network. No plot details or cast information are available for either Season 9 or 10. The next installment in the horror series is entitled Apocalypse.
The tenth season renewal came at the behest of American Horror Story's creator Ryan Murphy, so he may already have a story in mind. When asked if the tenth season would be its last, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told Deadline that he did not know, adding that it depends on whether Murphy and his collaborators come up with a story they get excited about. American Horror Story is one of the network's most popular properties, so news of its renewal is not entirely surprising.
It is an impressive announcement that hints to the series' staying power. Even with seve seasons under its belt, American Horror Story is still going strong and will be for the foreseeable future in light of the renewal news. Ever since premiering in 2011, there has been a new installment in the anthology series release every year. The show's eighth season will premiere later this year and there are some things fans should be looking forward to, including a pretty seismic return.
That's right, casting news many fans have hoped for is coming true. American Horror Story regular Sarah Paulson confirmed that Jessica Lange will make her return to the horror anthology in Season 8, per THR. Lange will return to play Constance Langdon, the character she portrayed in American Horror Story's first installment.
It is news that does not come as a gigantic surprise given that Ryan Murphy had previously revealed that Season 8 would be a crossover between Season 1's Murder House installment and Season 3's Coven storyline, both of which starred Jessica Lange. So it would be difficult to imagine her not being present in Season 8.
Fans of the show can rest easy in the knowledge that the series' horror stories are not going anywhere, any time soon. The show's return is closer than ever before and with a crossover event on its hands it is going to be an ambitious season for the series. Given the show's anthology set-up, it has not reprised storylines from previous installments before. So even in returning to something familiar, American Horror Story will do so in an entirely new way.