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'American Horror Story' Could Run For 20 Seasons, Says Co-Creator Ryan Murphy

'American Horror Story' Could Run For 20 Seasons, Says Co-Creator Ryan Murphy

American Horror Story is one of the most successful shows on FX and Ryan Murphy revealed saying that if all goes well, AHS will run for around 20 seasons.

Ryan Murphy opened up about the future of American Horror Story and by the looks of it, it seems like the show will not be ending anytime soon. It has been almost 10 seasons since The American Horror Story has been scaring us.

The show debuted in 2011 and ever since it premiered, we were completely hooked. Evan Peters' portrayal as Tate Langdon was iconic and who can forget Jessica Lange as the power-hungry Supreme Fiona Goode in Coven?



 

 

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy said, "The first, and always number one in my heart, for several reasons. One, Brad [Falchuk] and I spent so long on it... years on the pitch, years on the script, until [FX CEO] John Landgraf and [co-head of 20th Century Fox TV] Dana Walden and Brad and I got it to where we wanted. From rough idea today one of filming took four years."



 

 

He added, "It was a huge risk at the time, creatively and financially. Dana Walden has said to me several times it was one of the most out of the box ideas in the history of modern television, and I think she's right. I remember John saying to me when I gave him the final pitch, 'Wait a minute...you're going to burn down the sets every year and start over every season?' I said, 'Yes.' He paused and then said 'This scares me... but excites me, too. Let's do it."



 

 

In the second season of AHS titled 'Asylum', there was a song 'The Name Game' and Murphy revealed that it was Lange and Sarah Paulson's favorite season. He also mentioned AHS 'Hotel' that featured Lady Gaga. Ryan added, "I love this episode for so many reasons, most of them Gaga. I loved working with her so much then, and now. I am so proud of where she's gone as an actress, but she always had chops, right from the minute she stepped on the set. She is a born actress. My favorite sequence in the episode was the vampire stalking with her and Matt Bomer."



 

 

After that, he spoke about AHS 'Apocalypse'. Murphy said, "I love love love this episode, largely because I love love love Sarah Paulson so much." One more favorite of Ryan is 'Freak House' which was the fourth season of AHS.

He added, "I HATED making it. It was 105 degrees every day and I was covered in bug bites, but it was like out of a dream. The sets, the clothes, the actors in the ensemble."



 

 

But his all-time favorite season was AHS 'Cult' which was the seventh season of the show. He explained, saying, "I think Falchuk agrees. We both felt so passionately about the story, about the terrifying rise of Trump, of people falling under the spell of the cult of personality."

Episode three of AHS Cult, titled 'Great Again' is his favorite one and another episode from Season three titled 'The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks'.



 

 

Murphy quipped, saying, "I honestly think Stevie Nicks saved my life when I was a teenager because I saw in her a way out, a way to be unique in the world and not give a s*** what anyone says or thinks about you. Just follow yourself. And your dreams."

When it comes to season 9, he said, "Everyone has lost their minds. It is the youngest cast we've ever had, and a real homage to when Brad and I were growing up in the '80s." 



 

 

In conclusion to the conversation, Murphy also praised Kathy Bates' performance in Season 6 Roanoke. He said, "This is one of her greatest roles for us, I think. I have never been more enthralled than when Kathy gets upset because of the Saturn Awards and the injustice of it all. This was the season that made me think 'OK, this show can go for 20 years.' Because we can keep playing with the format, the form. It proved to me we didn't have to have every season be a grand spectacle. We could be raw and rough and verité. It reinvigorated me in some way, after the operas we had done. This felt like an independent film approach. It felt like, 'Ok...season 20? Bring it on."

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