Wednesday, 6 November 2013

FX grant AMERICAN HORROR STORY a fourth season

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

FX have renewed American Horror Story for a fourth season, based on the popularity of its current third season 'Coven', which is averaging 7.74m viewers.

John Langraf, CEO of FX Networks & FX Productions:
"Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer. Time and time again he reinvents the form. 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 instalment will be even better."
I wasn't hugely impressed by season 1 ('Murder House'), and thought that season 2 ('Asylum') fell apart towards the end, but I must admit I'm enjoying Coven a great deal. (Although it might all go wrong very soon.) Maybe I've simply acclimated to the AHS 'house style', which is essentially a mixture of graphic violence and gore mixed with camp humour and a whole cauldron full of craziness?

There are episodes where its imagery and freakishness lingers in my memory a good few days, but there are also episodes which are just so stupid it's a little embarrassing. Luckily a great deal of the show is held together by the actors they keep bringing back, playing different roles—particularly Jessica Lange, who has been a marvel.

Are you glad to know more AHS madness will be on our screens next year, or do you think perhaps the show's recipe is getting a little stale?

[source: Deadline]