Glee Creator Horror TV Show Gets Green Light

FX says yes to a full 13-episode series of American Horror Story

FX has given the green light to a 13 episode season of American Horror Story , a new series from Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who previous showran Nip/Tuck for the cable network.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Ryan and Brad back to their original home,” says FX president John Landgraf on TVLine . “They have shown an uncanny ability to bring original series to the air unlike any that have come before, and to reconcile ‘wildly entertaining’ with the ‘creatively ambitious’. This series is going to blow audiences back in their seats, and we can’t wait to have it on our air.”

The premise for American Horror Story , which stars Connie Britton ( Friday Night Lights ) and Dylan McDermott ( The Practice ) is a closely guarded secret – FX only describes it as the story of “a family of three who move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish” and that it “redefines the horror genre”— and it’s not clear whether it will actually be SFX territory, but fingers crossed. What we do know is that McDermott and Britton star as Ben Harmon, a sensitive therapist, and his wife Vivien, who is described as a force to be reckoned with in spite of her vulnerable demeanour. Jessica Lange plays their nosy neighbour, Constance, while Denis O’Hare ( True Blood ) fills the role of “Larry the burn guy.”

If the series gets further seasons, then the cast is expected to change with each new year.

Dave Golder
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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.