Ryan Murphy Reveals Plans for an ‘American Horror Story’ Spinoff Series

Ryan Murphy surprised fans on Monday with an announcement about a forthcoming “American Horror Story” spinoff that he’s currently developing…

“American Horror Story” is already an anthology series where each season introduces a new cast of characters along with a unique storyline.

Now creator Ryan Murphy is taking that anthology mindset to a new spinoff series based on “American Horror Story” that will feature self-contained stories all taking place inside a single episode. He revealed the news on Monday while talking about a recent Zoom reunion with many of the actors who have been part of the “American Horror Story” family for several years.

“American Horror Story” cast zoom call…where we reminisced about the good times…the spin off we’re doing called “American Horror Stories” (one hour contained episodes)…when we will start filming the next season of the mothership…and other stuff I cannot print. It was so much fun and I’m glad we caught up. I miss everyone!” Murphy said on Instagram.

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“American Horror Story” cast zoom call…where we reminisced about the good times…the spin off we're doing called "American Horror Stories" (one hour contained episodes)…when we will start filming the next season of the mothership…and other stuff I cannot print. It was so much fun and I'm glad we caught up. I miss everyone!

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Obviously, Murphy didn’t expand any further beyond naming the series “American Horror Stories” but it seems like he’s already got some ideas in mind for the show.

There have been numerous horror series made for television in the past that featured a similar format with each episode tackling a different story and subject matter with varying cast members making appearances. Of course, “The Twilight Zone” was the most famous but other series such as “Masters of Horror” on Showtime and “Fear Itself” on NBC have followed that same format.

Most recently, Greg Nicotero developed his new “Creepshow” series, which airs on the Shudder network, based on the original film from the late, great George A. Romero and horror icon Stephen King.

Now it appears Murphy is getting into the same business with “American Horror Stories,” although at this time further details are scarce. Stay tuned for more information on this spinoff series as it becomes available.

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