“American Horror Story”s eighth season, “Apocalypse,” hasn’t even premiered yet, and the series has already been picked up for a 10th, FX chief John Landgraf told TheWrap Friday during the network’s day at the Television Critics Association press tour. Yes, Season 10, because the Ryan Murphy series was previously renewed by FX for eight and nine at the same time.
The renewal comes as a bit of a surprise, amid Murphy’s upcoming move to Netflix in the wake of a giant $300 million overall deal with the streamer and his exit from the cable network’s sister studio 20th Century Fox.
The “AHS” franchise, which hails from 20th Century Fox TV, has won 15 Emmy Awards and is FX’s top-rated series in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. The series leads in the Nielsen ratings in that key demo, with each of its last five installments ranking among cable’s Top 5 scripted series in the year in which it aired.
The upcoming “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” is the highly-anticipated crossover between Season 1 (“Murder House) and Season 3 (“Coven”). The franchise’s eighth installment will star Cody Fern, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson and Joan Collins.
“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” premieres September 12 on FX.