Did anyone think “American Horror Story” was done? Ha!
FX CEO John Landgraf announced Tuesday that the Emmy-winning horror anthology series has been renewed for a yet-untitled seventh season. Meaning the time to start putting good vibes into the universe ― so that “AHS” superstar Jessica Lange might feel compelled to join the upcoming cast despite past comments ― is now.
“The sustained success through six installments only proves how intensely the series resonates with fans,” Landgraf said in a statement, adding that “’AHS’ confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style.”
If the network has learned anything from the current season, it will likely not reveal the show’s new theme anytime soon. A solid number of viewers ― over 5 million ― watched the Season 6 premiere to finally discover, after months of tiny teasers, what the theme would be.
And it didn’t disappoint. “American Horror Story: Roanoke” had been on fans’ wish lists for years, and the season offers a fun explanation for that particular history mystery by suggesting the lost colonists had actually moved inland to haunt one particular spot of land for eternity and kill anyone who got in their way.
If series co-creators Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy are at a loss for new theme ideas, here are just a few suggestions off the tops of our heads:
- “American Horror Story: Camp,” our worst social anxieties are revisited, but now there’s also a blowtorch-wielding madman running around, too.
- “American Horror Story: Pageant,” a nonfiction exploration of girls’ beauty pageant culture in the United States.
- “American Horror Story: Newsroom,” a live-stream of our desk next to that guy who types way too loud.
“American Horror Story” returns with a new episode Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET on FX.