Although only four episodes into its first season, American Horror Story has already been renewed for a 13-episode second season. Fans of the show have every right to be excited by this news, as a second season gives us hope that some of the many mysteries presented in the few episodes shown so far will be answered. John Landgraf, president of FX, had this to say about the show’s renewal.
“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. 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.”
So far, American Horror Story has garnered anywhere from 2-4 million viewers an episode, numbers that are very high and quite respectable for such a show with limited appeal. It’s promising to see a show as intense and thought-provoking as this get some longevity, and hopefully AHS will stick around for a few more seasons.