Fox Orders Next Book of American Horror Story

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FX has ordered the next book of the award-winning miniseries “American Horror Story,” picking up 13 hours of a new miniseries from Twentieth Century Fox Television, it was announced today by John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks. Production of the untitled AHS will begin next summer and premiere in the fall of 2013.

“American Horror Story: Asylum,” the latest hit in the “American Horror Story” saga, wraps up its run on Wednesday, January 23 at 10 PM E/P. Set in 1964, “American Horror Story: Asylum” takes us into a Church-run haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), a nun with a troubled past. Inside this locked down facility, danger lurks around every corner. From Nazis and serial killers, to mutants and aliens, no one is safe inside these walls.

“With ‘American Horror Story: Asylum,’ Ryan and Brad have raised the bar in every way from ‘Murder House,’ the first ‘American Horror Story’ miniseries,” said Landgraf. “And their original idea – the notion of doing an anthological series of miniseries with a repertory cast – has proven groundbreaking, wildly successful and will prove to be trendsetting. We can’t wait to see what deviously brilliant ideas they come up with for their third miniseries.”

Co-Creators/Executive Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have not announced the new title or story for the next incarnation of the “American Horror Story” franchise. As was the case with “American Horror Story” and “American Horror Story: Asylum,” many of the actors will return in different roles next year, including star Jessica Lange, who won Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Emmy awards for her portrayal of Constance Langdon in “American Horror Story.” Starring as Sister Jude in “AHS: Asylum,” Lange will be moving to the Lead Actress category in the Golden Globe and Emmy awards this year.

“The ‘American Horror Story’ anthology is a labor of love for all of us and we could not be prouder of the work our brilliant company of actors and everyone on the production team is doing this year,” said Murphy. “To John and our friends at FX and Dana Walden and Gary Newman at 20th, we thank you for your vote of confidence — and to our loyal audience, keep watching!”

Following the success of the inaugural miniseries “American Horror Story,” the award-winning Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director Murphy announced that AHS would be a new show every year with no relation to any prior version of AHS. Each book will feature an entirely different theme, setting and characters, even though many of the actors will return to the program in entirely new roles.

“American Horror Story: Asylum” was Co-Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who serve as Executive Producers alongside Dante Di Loreto and Tim Minear.” American Horror Story: Asylum” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

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