It’s been a big week for renewals. NBC gave the greenlight to new seasons of a bunch of shows just yesterday and today cabler FX is joining the trend by announcing a brand new season of American Horror Story. That’s right, American Horror Story has officially been renewed for Season 6. Prepare for more of the macabre.
An announcement from Fox indicates that the next season of American Horror Story will hit the schedule in 2016. There’s no subtitle for the sixth set of episodes, yet, but you should definitely expect FX and Ryan Murphy to tease the living hell out of the upcoming episodes as Season 6 moves forward in the production process. Like past seasons of AHS Ryan Murphy and Brad Fulchuk will co-create the drama; they will also executive produce alongside Tim Minear, Brad Buecker, Jennifer Salt, James Wong and Alexis Martin Woodall
Currently, FX is airing the fifth season of its hit horror anthology series, American Horror Story: Hotel. At the start of the season, there was some question of whether or not the show would suffer without leading lady Jessica Lange on board. Obviously, the series still has a bunch of big names attached. Replacing Lange is Lady Gaga, and Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Angela Bassett and many, many more are still signed on for the latest round. So far, people seem to be digging the new lineup enough to keep with the show.
Ratings have been all over the board this season, with nearly six million viewers tuning in for the premiere and less than 3 million tuning in for this past week’s episode. The show is mostly on par with past seasons of the series in the numbers and is even doing better than some of the early episodes the drama did, so obviously, there wasn’t a real worry regarding whether or not FX would decide to renew. Still, it’s nice that the decision is already out in the open, before we have to worry about whether or not all of our network favorites will be moving forward this spring.
Honestly, I know the writers haven’t sat down to plan the next season, yet, but I do wish FX could have given us a germ of a hint regarding what to expect. The series has already tackled ghosts, asylums, circus shows, creepy clowns, witches, creepy hotels and vampires, and I’m not sure what else from the horror canon the show will be able to nod to. We do know that Ryan Murphy is interested in having Lady Gaga back for another round; whether or not she’ll accept is still up in the air.
For now, you can catch the series in action on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET.