Whilst fans of Ryan Murphy’s hit show Glee have been told that season six will be the last, fans of his other show, American Horror Story, have no need to worry. Murphy has said that he plans on making American Horror Story for as long as FX will let him.
Talking on TV show The Writers Room on Sundance TV, the producer said “I don’t see an end to it, I love it. I love the whole process of it. I feel like it has a great renewal to it. I love the dream time of it, you know when you’re ready to sort of come up with a new one … I really feel like, for me, it’s something that I would love to keep doing as long as they let me.”
Although the upcoming season of the show, which is subtitled Coven, set in New Orleans and stars Jessica Lange, is about witchcraft , that theme was not the first choice for the subject matter for season 3. Ryan Murphy said he originally had a much more controversial idea in the first place. In an interview with Deadline, Murphy said; “I want to do an entire season about the [Charles] Manson case. “But then we decided that wasn’t respectful to the victims, and it’s really hard to get life rights. So I went to the other idea, which was New Orleans witches that I’ve always been obsessed with. We might go back to the Manson thing in some regard one day. We spend a lot of time specifically trying to get the look and the tone of it right. Every year has a different tone.”
Until then, fans of the FX show can look forward to the new season of American Horror Story: Coven when it premieres on October 9th at 10pm EST.
Check out Ryan’s interview on The Writers’ Room which airs Monday September 2 at 10pm EST on Sundance TV.