Surprising no one, FX announced this morning that it has ordered a sixth installment of its award-winning anthology series "American Horror Story." It will air next fall.
"With the sixth installment coming next year, 'American Horror Story' has unquestionably joined the ranks of television’s landmark series,” John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, said in a statement. “From 'Murder House' to 'Hotel,' 'AHS' has pioneered a new television form as well as becoming FX’s highest-rated show -- while also pushing every conceivable boundary of creative excellence and audacity."
Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the series has earned 71 Emmy nominations and won 13 Emmy awards, including five for its fourth installment "American Horror Story: Freak Show."
The currently airing fifth installment, "American Horror Story: Hotel," has already proved a ratings hit for the cable network, outpacing "Freak Show."
"Hotel" stars Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters and Finn Wittrock. New episodes are Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.