On Wednesday, October 7th, American Horror Story returns for its fifth season with American Horror Story: Hotel, starring Lady Gaga as a villainous hotel owner. The beauty of the series is that each season tells an entirely different story, and we may getting more than one of those horror stories in 2016.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, series creator Ryan Murphy dropped a surprising bombshell this week, suggesting that TWO brand new seasons of American Horror Story may be headed our way next year. “Next year we might do a fall American Horror Story and a spring,” said Murphy. “We have to decide.”
He adds, “We’re doing something that we’ve never done before on the show where we’re doing two different groups of writers rooms. Some of our writers will be bouncing around but a whole different group coming in late August. The next thing we’re crafting up is very, very different than this. Not smaller. More rogue and more dark.”
As EW notes, American Horror Story has grown bigger and better over the years, with Freak Show shattering ratings records and scooping up more Emmy nominations than any other season. So I suppose it shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise that FX is considering, well, MORE of the show in the near future.
It would be a move similar to the one recently made by AMC, who just launched spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead. It proved a very successful decision, as The Walking Dead‘s built-in audience turned out in droves to support the main show’s offspring – the series premiere broke cable ratings records.
But how much is too much? Are cable networks going to the well one too many times, or is enough never truly enough? Comment below and let us know what you think about all this.
On a related note, meet the characters of American Horror Story: Hotel in the first images from the new season!