In a well-timed announcement — it is Halloween, after all — FX has renewed its haunted-house drama American Horror Story for a 13-episode second season.
The psychosexual thriller, from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, centers on the Harmons, a family that moves from Boston to a haunted house in Los Angeles in an attempt to reconcile after an affair and a miscarriage. It stars Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Denis O’Hare.
“It’s one thing to have the ambition and guts to reinvent a genre in a way that makes it captivatingly fresh for a broad audience – it’s something else entirely to have the craft to back that ambition up,” John Landgraf, president of FX Networks, said in a statement. “Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have hit the trifecta with Nip/Tuck, Glee and now American Horror Story, which will be scaring FX’s viewers to death for many years to come.”
The cable network will air a four-episode Halloween marathon tonight beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The fifth episode, the conclusion of the two-part “Halloween,” will air Wednesday.