The announcement came on Thursday from John Landgraf, the CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions.
“American Horror Story launched the modern limited series revolution and – as evidenced by the most recent installment ‘Roanoke’ - it remains as vital today as when Murder House stunned audiences six years ago,” said Landgraf. “Each new chapter is a cultural event, beloved for every new twist in imagery, style, cast and plot. We are thrilled that Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and the entire creative team will continue to deliver the groundbreaking, celebrated American Horror Story for years to come.”
Fox Television Gropu Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said:
"When Ryan and Brad came to us seven years ago with the idea for a horror series structured as an anthology, with a group of actors returning year after year, in different roles, settings and time periods, we were in awe of the sheer originality and ambition of their vision. They’ve since delivered six fantastic installments which have rightfully attracted millions of viewers, critical raves and dozens of awards. Ryan and Brad are to be congratulated on this remarkable multi-year pickup and we are grateful to John Landgraf and our partners at FX for their extraordinary support.”
American Horror Story has easily been FX's top telecasts of all time, and the franchise has managed to rack up 15 Emmy Awards.
The anthology series has featured a slew of Hollywood superstars such as Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, who have starred in all six of the previous seasons. Other actors include: Kathy Bates, Dylan McDermott, Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Connie Britton, Cuba Gooding Jr., and many more.
The most recent season, AHS: Roanoke, "was 2016’s #1 Limited/Mini-series in cable among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, and ranked #3 among all 215 cable scripted series in 2016 in those same demos," according to the FX press release.
The show is set to return to FX in 2017 for the seventh season.
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