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American Horror Story Season Three Gets The Green Light

American Horror Story is set for a third season, with US network FX announcing that is has ordered a further run of 13 episodes for 2013.

Season two, subtitled Asylum , is currently midway through its run, which will finish on 23 January 2013. It has a different period setting – the ’60s – to contemporary-set season one, plus a different location (an asylum, as you'd guess) and some of the same cast, but playing different characters. It seems there will be a similar shift for season three

"With American Horror Story: Asylum , [showrunner] Ryan [Murphy] and Brad [Falchuk] have raised the bar in every way from Murder House , the first American Horror Story miniseries," said John Landgraf, president and general manager of FX Networks. "And their original idea – the notion of doing an anthological series of miniseries with a repertory cast – has proven groundbreaking, wildly successful and will prove to be trendsetting. We can't wait to see what deviously brilliant ideas they come up with for their third miniseries.”

"The American Horror Story anthology is a labor of love for all of us and we could not be prouder of the work our brilliant company of actors and everyone on the production team is doing this year,” said Murphy. “To John and our friends at FX and Dana Walden and Gary Newman at 20th Century Fox, we thank you for your vote of confidence – and to our loyal audience, keep watching!"

• Read our American Horror Story Asylum reviews

Dave Golder
Dave Golder

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.