It Doesn’t Seem Like The Final Season of ‘American Horror Story’ Is Anywhere In Sight

Ryan Murphy has really redefined TV and has been the brains behind hits like Glee and American Horror Story. Now that he has a massive $300 million deal to create original Netflix content. Murphy is doing well, and he is also getting ready for Season 10 of American Horror Story

The phenomenon horror series has gained worldwide acclaim and has a very devoted, active fanbase as well. However, the series, which started in 2011, has only been renewed through next season. So does that mean AHS will die afterward? Murphy is here to assure fans that it won’t. 

Ryan Murphy poses with his Outstanding Limited Series award for 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' at the Golden Globes, 2019.
Ryan Murphy at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 6, 2019 | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

‘American Horror Story’ popularity on Netflix might be reason for many more seasons 

On Nov. 13, Deadline asked Murphy about American Horror Story moving exclusively to Hulu, instead of on both Netflix and Hulu, because it will be the new home to FX’s titles in March. Murphy agreed that AHS performs very well on Netflix. “I have a lot of my shows on Netflix that aired on FX. I reap the benefits of both,” Murphy noted. 

‘AHS’ would find a new home if FX wanted to stop making it 

He also talked about how he’d keep the show going for a long time. “Look, John Landgraf [Chairman of FX Network and FX Productions] has always been incredibly honorable about American Horror Story and he would obviously like to keep it going, and I’d like to keep it going,” he said. “We’re in the middle of negotiations about beyond season 10. We have had conversations about the show going 20 seasons.”

Yep, 20 more seasons of gore and screams seem very possible for AHS. He also shared that he’d “call up Netlfix” if FX ever said they were tired of the series, but they love it still. “We’re both very proud of it,” Murphy expressed. “It’s FX’s most highly rated show in the history of the network, it’s had 96 Emmy nominations. I hope, knock wood, will get past 100. It’s one of the most awarded and lauded shows of that network. I have every good intention of it staying there and I think he does too. We’re talking about it. We’re trying to figure it out.”

‘American Horror Story’ is basically a big love letter to the horror genre

American Horror Story: 1984 ended with a somewhat happy ending, despite all the murders ha went down, and you can thank classic horror for that. In fact, If you ever wondered why AHS even began, Murphy said you can look to those same movies too, whether it be horror or slasher flicks, like what his season paid homage to.

“One of the reasons why American Horror Story exists is because Brad Falchuk and I have so much love for this genre, it’s what we watched growing up,” Murphy said. “We were obsessed with Halloween and Friday the 13th, so even when we went to talk about the pilot way back in 2008 or 2009, we talked about those movies. We always knew, that one season would be about our love for that… It was sort of an affectionate bow we put on the whole thing.”