Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, whose earlier series Nip/Tuck aired for seven seasons on FX, are returning to the network with a new drama.
The cable channel announced today it has ordered the pilot for American Horror Story, a “wildly brilliant” one-hour drama that Falchuk says will “bring the horror genre to television but with our own subversive sensibilities.” Little else was revealed about the premise.
“American Horror Story is a project that Brad and I have been discussing for a while,” Murphy said in a statement. “[FX Networks President] John Landgraf and I have maintained a wonderful relationship since Nip/Tuck ended its run and he gave me an open invitation to develop a new show for the network. FX is the perfect place for this series and we look forward to a great homecoming.”
Murphy will direct the pilot, which will begin production in April. Twentieth Century Fox Television is producing.
However, Glee fans shouldn’t worry that American Horror Story will draw the duo’s attention from the hit Fox series.
“And as for Glee, fans can rest assured that we haven’t taken our eyes off that ball for a second,” Murphy said. “We’ve broken the stories for the season’s remaining episodes and we’ve got big things planned for our little glee club as it strives to make it past Regionals to the all-important Nationals competition in New York City.”