Remember when “Sons of Anarchy” executive producer Kurt Sutter said that he was hoping to do a companion series of some kind, at least similar in some regards to “Talking Dead” over on AMC? Well, this is not the only series on FX that is going through these sort of conversations regarding an additional component.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the man overseeing all operations for FX and its new channels in John Landgraf explained that the idea for an “American Horror Story: Coven” companion show is something that is still under heavy consideration for the future:
“I’d love to do it. We’re thinking about it. If we do it I don’t think we’ll necessarily do it the way AMC does, as a linear thing. We might do an online thing. We haven’t made a final decision but I think there’s a decent possibility we’re going to do something like that for Coven.”
Online may be the best choice for this sort of companion series, if for no other reason than that the ratings for “American Horror Story” are nowhere near what “Talking Dead” receives, and we thus have a harder time imagining that it would be able to be enough of a draw on its own following a show airing at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. However, the Chris Hardwick-hosted show has clearly shown that it is the sort of thing that every network needs: It receives great numbers with a pretty small budget, and it also in turn helps to keep buzz strong for the flagship show.
Do you think that an “American Horror Story” or “Sons of Anarchy” companion show should air on TV, or is the internet a much more suitable option in your eyes? If you want to know more about the supernatural drama’s upcoming “Coven” season, the best way to do so is by visiting the link here.