American Horror Story has a nasty habit of killing off its characters, usually in the most gruesome ways imaginable, but the show itself isn’t going to die anytime soon. FX has just renewed Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s anthology series for a seventh season, to debut sometime in 2017. Read More »
‘American Horror Story’: Ryan Murphy Teases Major Season 6 Twist, Promises ‘Freak Show’ Connection, Plans “Secret Season”
Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
It wouldn’t be American Horror Story without some shocking reveals, and so far season six is bringing them in full force. Last week’s premiere confirmed the big theme of the new season would be “Roanoke,” but the real surprise came when viewers realized that the episodes would take the form of a documentary series called My Roanoke Colony, complete with reenactments. So you’ve got Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. playing actors playing characters played by Lily Rabe and André Holland and so on. It’s all a big, glorious mess, in typical American Horror Story fashion.
But we ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Series creator Ryan Murphy is teasing a direct connection between Roanoke and Freak Show (after already revealing a link between Roanoke and Murder House), as well as an even more mind-blowing twist to come around episode 6. And as if all that weren’t craziness enough, Murphy has also revealed a “secret season” of American Horror Story in the works. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
American Horror Story returns for its sixth season this fall on FX. The network and the series’ creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk haven’t revealed yet the upcoming season’s characters, setting, or theme. Of course, you would figure the marketing would give all off that information away, but so far that’s not the case. Many different trailers were made for season six of American Horror Story, teasing different genres and places, just to throw fans off.
Below, watch the latest American Horror Story season teaser.
Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Fred Topel
On the red carpet at PaleyFest, we got to speak with Scream Queens producer Brad Falchuk before his panel with the cast. Season two of Scream Queens will move from the sorority house to a hospital, but any of the returning cast are reprising their roles as the same characters. It’s not like American Horror Story, where the cast plays new characters every year.
“I describe it more as a horror movie sequel as opposed to an anthology,” Falchuk told /Film. “So you have the first Friday the 13th, the second Friday the 13th, or Halloween. You have characters that bleed in through, literally bleed through, and they go through different horrible adventures. As opposed to just changing up the characters. We just have more to say with these characters.” Read More »
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Briefly: American Horror Story, which kicked off with the Murder House storyline in 2011 and passed into the Asylum and current Coven incarnations, will get a fourth season in 2014. No surprise there, as Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s series has continued to grow its audience with each season. Coven sees the show becoming far more popular than Asylum.
The fourth series doesn’t have a name yet, and there is no clue as to the storyline, or even the time period in which it will be set, but it will feature 13 episodes, according to Variety. John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, says,
Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer. Time and time again he reinvents the form. What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk and their producers Dante Di Loreto, Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong, Brad Buecker, Jessica Sharzer, Douglas Petrie, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Alexis Martin Woodall and the entire production team and cast responsible for the American Horror Story franchise have done is nothing short of extraordinary. Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. AHS: Coven is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better.
Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2011 by Angie Han
FX’s American Horror Story won’t debut until next week, but it’s already been getting some intriguing buzz. The premise sounds normal enough: Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, and Taissa Farmiga star as the Harmon family, who relocate from Boston to a haunted house in Los Angeles; Jessica Lange plays their neighbor. However, early reviews have indicated that it’s outrageously over-the-top and very, very weird in its execution. Which, actually, shouldn’t come as a surprise seeing as it comes from the minds of Glee and Nip/Tuck creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck.
After the jump, check out the first five minutes of the show. It looks like pretty standard horror movie stuff here, but Murphy, who directed the pilot, does a fine job of setting up an eerie mood.
TV Bits: ‘South Park’ Documentary Details, Boardwalk Empire’ Season 2 and ‘Person of Interest’ Posters, ‘American Horror Story’ Teaser
Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 by Angie Han
Last week, we reported on an as-yet-untitled documentary about South Park that would be airing on Comedy Central October 2, days ahead of the show’s October 5 return. We now have a bit more detail on what, exactly, the special will be about. According to Playbill (via Collider), the documentary will be:
an all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes world of creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone at South Park Studios in Los Angeles through this special documentary, providing an exclusive, insiders look into the making of a ‘South Park’ episode.
The documentary is apparently part of a year-long celebration of the series to mark its 15th anniversary. Other components of the celebration include the “South Park Fan Experience” at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, a traveling exhibit curated by artist Ron English, and limited-edition South Park-branded merchandise.
After the jump, lots of TV marketing: posters for Boardwalk Empire and Person of Interest, plus a poster and an intriguingly creepy teaser for American Horror Story.