If you like your fall TV viewing dark and ominous, then you’re likely a fan of FX’s hit anthology series, American Horror Story. For the last four years, the network has introduced audiences to the most repugnant side of human nature in a way that’s utterly compelling. There’s no show even remotely like it. From its anthology framework right down to the twisted storylines, it continues to set new trends. While new angles on serial drama have the potential to alienate audiences, creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have delivered to fans time and time again. And those fans have spoken… with their remotes.
The sheer power of ratings can make or break a show, and American Horror Story‘s loyal audience has now guaranteed the series a fifth season. In a press release today, FX revealed that they’ve ordered “the fifth and next instalment” after the premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show broke network records. They have yet to announce an official subtitle, just that it will have a 13-episode run and is set to debut in October 2015. The very fact that it’s touted as “the fifth and next instalment” indicates there’ll be a sixth should AHS continue to succeed.
Last week’s season four opener has become FX’s most-watched telecast ever. With the inclusion of Live+3 DVR playback figures, it debuted to 10 MILLION viewers. With those kind of numbers, it beat FX’s other big-hitter, Sons Of Anarchy, which held the record very briefly after its season seven opening episode debuted to an audience of 9.25 million.
The future of American Horror Story looks set to continue scaring the bejeezus out of us. With such a dedicated following and a creative team who are keen to remind us of the bizarre, eclectic side of life – here’s to more sleepless nights.
Tell us – where do you think American Horror Story season five will venture?
Source: E Online