‘American Horror Story’ Renewed Through Season 13 on FX, Sarah Paulson Set to Return

“American Horror Story” isn’t going anywhere after being renewed for three more seasons on FX on Thursday…

Get ready for a lot more scares out of “American Horror Story.”

The long running anthology series created by Ryan Murphy has been renewed for three more seasons — season 11, season 12 and season 13 — on FX. “American Horror Story” has consistently been one of FX’s highest rated programs so it’s not surprising that the show will return, although Murphy cast doubts at the end of “American Horror Story: 1984” (season 9) that perhaps the show could be coming to an end following season 10, which is set to debut later this year.

It turns out that may have been Murphy playing hardball with FX because the studio, which is now owned by Disney, obviously gave the prolific showrunner enough of a reason to stick around for three more seasons while the bulk of his creative efforts are going towards a massive deal he signed with Netflix.

“Ryan [Murphy] and Brad [Falchuk] are the undisputed masters of horror TV, having created the anthological limited series with ‘American Horror Story’ and sustaining its success for nearly a decade as FX’s highest-rated series,” FX chairman John Landgraf said in a statement. “We are grateful to them and Dana Walden and our studio partners for committing to another three years.
“American Horror Story” has showcased a wealth of award winning actors since day one and we appreciate the contributions of everyone, including Ryan, Brad and fellow executive producers Tim Minear, James Wong, Alexis Martin Woodall and Bradley Buecker; the writers; directors; cast and crew for each new, unforgettable installment of ‘American Horror Story.’”

Murphy hasn’t announced his plans for “American Horror Story” season 10 but one of his most frequent collaborators will be returning when the show debuts in the fall of 2020.

Sarah Paulson, who had been a stalwart of “American Horror Story” until sitting out season 9, has confirmed she will be coming back and playing a main character in season 10.

“I can confirm that I will be in next season,” Paulson told The Wrap. “I have no idea what it will be but I’m not coming back as a guest part, I will be a central character.
“God willing, I have no idea [what part I’m playing] but I do know that I did ask Ryan, if the question was asked to me, could I say that I was coming back? And he said, ‘Yes, you can say.’ So yes, I will be back on American Horror Story.”

Murphy is typically very tight lipped with his plans for “American Horror Story” so it’s not expected that the title or the theme of the season will be announced until sometime this summer. Season 10 was already previously renewed for 10 episodes with the show likely returning in either September or October on FX.

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