Just in time for October, the spookiest month of the year, FX has announced the renewal of everyone’s favorite horror anthology series, American Horror Story. The limited series, currently airing its sixth installment, AHS: Roanoke, will officially receive a seventh.
Co-creator Ryan Murphy recently told EW that he is plotting a “secret season” of AHS, a revelation that both set fans of the series abuzz and oxymoronically negated itself. The no-longer-secret season is meant to air sometime after the newly ordered season seven, per TVLine.
“I’ve been working with a writer on a season that only he and I know,” said Murphy. “It’s like a two-year project that we’ll continue to work on the sly and not tell anybody. I don’t know when it will [air] but it’s also an experiment. It’s a different way of doing it. It’s one person writing all episodes.”
AHS: Roanoke is currently about a month into its run, and the show is as strong as ever. The season premiere drew 13 million viewers in total, making it the anthology’s third-strongest start behind AHS: Freak Show and AHS: Hotel. The show has won a whopping 15 Emmys to date, including two wins just last month.
“Ryan, Brad and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping American Horror Story endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining and we are honored to move ahead with them on the seventh installment,” said FX president John Landgraf in a statement.
AHS: Roanoke airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. EST on FX.