Keep sleeping with the lights on: Ryan Murphy‘s “American Horror Story” will return for a sixth installment on FX.
The coming season is untitled at this point, but will premiere in 2016.
“With the sixth installment coming next year, ‘American Horror Story’ has unquestionably joined the ranks of television’s landmark series,” FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said on Tuesday. “From ‘Murder House’ to ‘Hotel,’ ‘AHS’ has pioneered a new television form as well becoming FX’s highest rated show — while also pushing every conceivable boundary of creative excellence and audacity.”
“This is even more remarkable because Ryan and co-creator Brad Falchuk tear up the playbook every year, challenging the entire creative team to come up with something even more spectacular, frightful and entertaining,” he continued. “You could not ask more of an artist, their team or a series and with every new installment they deliver.”
Showrunner Murphy and Falchuk executive produce and write, and Murphy even directs. Tim Minear, Brad Buecker, Jennifer Salt, James Wong and Alexis Martin Woodall also serve as executive producers. The “American Horror Story” franchise is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
The first four installments of the “American Horror Story” limited series franchise have received 13 Emmy Awards on 71 nominations.
Through its first four episodes, “AHS: Hotel” is up 7 percent versus “Freak Show” among adults 18-49 and 1 percent in total viewers, per Nielsen’s three-day delayed viewing numbers. In addition, the premiere was the second most-watched telecast in FX Networks history, behind only the premiere episode of “AHS: Freak Show.” Lady Gaga‘s involvement this season probably isn’t hurting those stats.