‘American Horror Story’ Scares Up 2 More Seasons From FX

TCA 2017: Yes, that’s in addition to the previously announced seventh installment

Last Updated: January 12, 2017 @ 8:00 AM

FX has renewed Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk anthology series “American Horror Story” for Seasons 8 and 9. That’s in addition to the previously announced seventh installment.

“‘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 FX CEO John Landgraf. “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.”

Landgraf made the announcement Thursday morning from the biannual Television Critics Association press event.

“When Ryan and Brad came to us seven years ago with the idea for a horror series structured as an anthology, with a group of actors returning year after year, in different roles, settings and time periods, we were in awe of the sheer originality and ambition of their vision,” added Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. “They’ve since delivered six fantastic installments which have rightfully attracted millions of viewers, critical raves and dozens of awards. Ryan and Brad are to be congratulated on this remarkable multi-year pickup and we are grateful to John Landgraf and our partners at FX for their extraordinary support.”

The “American Horror Story” franchise has won 15 Emmy Awards. The sixth installment, “AHS: Roanoke,” was 2016’s top limited/miniseries in cable among the key adults 18-49 demographic.

“American Horror Story” is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television. Season 7 of “AHS” comes to FX this year.