Ryan Murphy may be heading to Netflix, but that doesn’t mean his popular FX shows American Horror Story and American Crime Story are leaving the network too.
FX networks chief John Landgraf said that he anticipates the cable channel will broadcast many more seasons of creator Murphy’s critically lauded and fan favorite series American Horror Story and American Crime Story, Deadline reports.
According to Landgraf, both series could go on indefinitely. Both are anthology series whose focus shifts from season to season. Most recently, AHS season 8 fused the plots from season 1’s Murder House and season 3’s Coven. Meanwhile, American Crime Story dramatized the assassination of the fashion designer Gianni Versace.
Landgraf didn’t give any hints about the story for either series’ upcoming season.
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Of AHS he commented that the series will continue as long as Murphy wants to keep it going and as long as he continues to have “inspired ideas” for the show.
Landgraf also said that there are currently four ideas percolating for American Crime Story. He wasn’t sure which idea would be produced first, but one fans definitely won’t be seeing is the long-teased Katrina storyline.
American Crime Story‘s Katrina version had been in the works for a long time. It would have examined the corruption in New Orleans that resulted in tragedy during the hurricane. However, the story has now been dropped.
Of the other four ideas in the works for the show, Landgraf said,
“There’s the likelihood that they’ll all be produced over time.”
In fact, some of them are “in advanced stages.” So Landgraf was confident that there will be a new season of American Crime Story “in the next couple years.”
On the other hand, Ryan Murphy’s other recent FX series, Feud, which last focused on the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, may not be returning soon due to a lack of new story ideas.
Not only is Murphy decamping to Netflix, FX is one of the Fox properties being acquired by Disney, all of which could potentially put the future of AHS and ACS up in the air. So knowing that future seasons are already in the works should be encouraging news for fans of both series, indicating that the shows will continue to produce new episodes for several seasons to come.
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