American Horror Story renewed for three more seasons, first cast confirmed

Two regulars will be back for the next season of American Horror Story

FX has reaffirmed their love of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story with a powerful commitment: three more seasons, taking the anthology horror series up to nine seasons. They’ve also already locked down two of their regular players, and we can expect more of the gang to be confirmed soon.

EW reports that Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will be back for more horrors, and really the most surprising thing is that it’s only those two who have been confirmed at the moment.

Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters having fun in American Horror Story: Roanoke

Meanwhile, everyone is keeping Season 7’s story under their hats. Which is fair enough, that tactic certainly got a lot of hype circulating for the tricksy Season 6, aka Roanoke, although you have to wonder if they have any promotional tricks left up their sleeves after last year.

“We haven’t decided how to do that,” said Murphy “There’s only three people in the world who know what [the new theme] is, which is [FX president] John Landgraf, [Fox cochairman] Dana Walden and Sarah Paulson. I don’t know — I mean, last year was successful. [But] I don’t know that we’d do it again. We’ve just started writing it — we haven’t even cast it yet, except for Sarah and Evan.”

All he would say about the new season was: “It’s a modern-day story. That’s all I’m going to say.”

The announcement was made at the TCAs, where FX head honcho John Landgraf declared “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. 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.”

However you feel about American Horror Story, it’s continued to be a major talking point every time it comes back for another run, and it keeps drawing in brilliant actors. It’ll be interesting to see if the creators try another Roanoke-esque rug-pull,

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