‘Glee’ Creators Go Back to Twisted Roots With FX Pilot

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk return to home of their “Nip/Tuck”

Last Updated: February 17, 2011 @ 12:27 PM

The next project for the co-creators of "Glee" won't be so gleeful: Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are returning to FX with a new hour-long drama series pilot, "American Horror Story," the network announced.

The show will bring them back to the "slightly twisted" tone of their FX series "Nip/Tuck," Falchuk said in a statement.

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The pilot for was co-created by Murphy and Falchuk, and Murphy will direct, with production beginning in April. If FX orders the pilot to series, production would start in late spring for a fall debut.

Murphy said he has remained in touch with FX President John Landgraf since the show aired.

American Horror Story is a project that Brad and I have been discussing for a while,” said Murphy. "FX is the perfect place for this series and we look forward to a great homecoming.”

But he said the pair will remain focused on their Fox hit, "Glee."

"Fans can rest assured that we haven’t taken our eyes off that ball for a second," he said. "We’ve broken the stories for the season’s remaining episodes and we’ve got big things planned for our little glee club as it strives to make it past Regionals to the all-important Nationals competition in New York City.”

"American Horror Story" is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.

“We knew this project was perfect for FX. That network put itself on the map for its big, bold, some might say slightly twisted shows, and the creative freedom we had on Nip/Tuck was incredibly liberating," Falchuk said.