FX Networks has ordered two additional seasons of its hit anthology series American Horror Story created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The cable network made the announcement Thursday during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.
The renewal will take the series through it’s ninth season, with season seven premiering this fall.
“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,” said John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks. “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.”
Ratings for the sixth installment of the American Horror Franchise saw an uptick, with the finale outperforming Season 5 by 10% in total viewers (2.45 million) and 18% in the key adults 18-49 demo (1.3).
As expected, the network is keeping the theme for the seventh season under wraps, but did reveal the new season would be set in modern day. Additionally, series stars Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will return.