13-episode fourth season will premiere next year
Ryan Murphy‘s creepy anthology series “American Horror Story” has been granted a fourth run.
FX made the announcement Wednesday, saying that the 13-episode fourth season will debut in 2014.
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, called series co-creator Murphy “a master television producer” in announcing the renewal.
“Time and time again he reinvents the form,” Landgraf said. “What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk and their producers Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Brad Buecker, Jessica Sharzer, Douglas Petrie, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Alexis Martin Woodall and the entire production team and cast responsible for the ‘American Horror Story’ franchise have done is nothing short of extraordinary. Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. ‘AHS: Coven’ is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better.”
As is typical of the series, FX was mum on details about the untitled fourth season. At a gathering with reporters earlier this year, Murphy said that he may reveal the concept for the next season in the finale of the current season.
The current third season of “American Horror Story,” which set a series record with its premiere episode, has been the best-rated installment of the series so far. With an average 7.74 million total viewers, “American Horror Story: Coven” is up 77 percent over the first season, “American Horror Story: Murder House,” and the second season, “American Horror Story: Asylum,” by 83 percent.
The series has also been a creative success, racking up 34 Emmy nominations throughout its run so far.
“American Horror Story” airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.