FX has officially renewed their hit horror anthology show American Horror Story for its seventh season for fall 2017.
The news is no surprise to the network and the millions of AHS fans around the world. The series stands as a successful tent pole for FX’s schedule at its current 9/10pm slot. The series six season American Horror Story: Roanoke held an average of 13 million viewers on FX’s channel and other platforms during the season premiere episodes on September 14th.
AHS executive producers and creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have ignited the mania for anthology series into television again. AHS has brought phenomenal success to the executives, actors, and FX network since its debut in 2011.
John Landgraf, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO, commented that Ryan, Brad, and the AHS team have done an amazing job keeping the series entertaining and intense for their viewers. Landgraf commented that the network is honored to grant the series their seventh season and are excited to see the outcome of the new season.
The CEO also stated that the sustained success of the six installments of AHS has proved to the network how much the series resonates with their fans. Landgraf also commented that he enjoys how AHS plays with our deepest emotional fears and has an unmatched sense of style and quality that is seen nowhere else in TV or the horror genre.
Not only is FX and their CEO pleased to see another season of AHS come to life again, but Landgraf also stated that AHS has become a cult classic with fans, TV critics, and TV viewers since each season carries different themes, imagery, cast members, and twists.
FX has also reportedly noted that various episodes in the AHS series has brought in 12 of the networks top 15 highest rated telecasts of all time. AHS has also gained over 15 Emmy awards throughout the six years the series has been on FX, which also includes two Emmy’s to the show’s previous cast regular Jessica Lange for her performance.