‘American Horror Story’ renewed by FX for season 7

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While this may not qualify as particularly exciting news, we are still certainly rather glad to hear it: “American Horror Story” if officially coming back for a season 7. This announcement was made officially today by FX, with FX Networks / FX Productions CEO John Landgraf passing along the following statement:

“Ryan [Murphy], 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 honored to move ahead with them on the seventh installment. 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.”

Even though the mysterious sixth season of the show came into its run with a very different sort of marketing campaign, it still ended up delivering very good ratings. To date, it’s averaging better numbers than all of season 5, but that may be a little bit deceptive given that the start of a given season tends to generate much better ratings than the second half.

There’s no precise premiere date for the new season just yet, but we presume it’ll be in the fall of 2017. We’ve heard talk about a secret season of sorts a single writer has been working on for some time, and Murphy said recently that they could release that in an unconventional means. For now, we’re not thinking of that so much as season 7 as something separate.

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