FX has ordered the sixth installment of the groundbreaking and award-winning anthology limited series American Horror Story, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions. The as-of-yet untitled sixth installment will air on FX in 2016 with the next chapter of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning franchise co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.
“With the sixth installment coming next year, American Horror Story has unquestionably joined the ranks of television’s landmark series,” Landgraf said. “From Murder House to Hotel, AHS has pioneered a new television form as well becoming FX’s highest rated show — while also pushing every conceivable boundary of creative excellence and audacity. This is even more remarkable because Ryan and co-creator Brad Falchuk tear up the playbook every year, challenging the entire creative team to come up with something even more spectacular, frightful and entertaining. You could not ask more of an artist, their team or a series and with every new installment they deliver.”
Ryan Murphy serves as Co-Creator, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer and Director of American Horror Story: Hotel and Brad Falchuk is Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Writer. Tim Minear, Brad Buecker, Jennifer Salt, James Wong and Alexis Martin Woodall also serve as Executive Producers. The American Horror Story franchise is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.
The first four installments of the American Horror Story limited series franchise have received 71 Emmy Award nominations and 13 Emmy Award wins, including five Emmy awards for its fourth installment, American Horror Story: Freak Show.
The fifth installment, American Horror Story: Hotel, is pacing ahead of the average ratings of all prior installments on a Live+3 basis. Through its first four episodes, AHS: Hotel is +7% ahead of Freak Show among Adults 18-49 and +1% among Total Viewers. In addition, the premiere was the second most-watched telecast in FX Networks history, behind only the premiere episode of AHS: Freak Show.
American Horror Story: Hotel features an all-star cast of Lady Gaga, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, Matt Bomer, Chloë Sevigny, Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Evan Peters and Finn Wittrock.
FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel of FX Networks, a business unit of 21ST Century Fox. FX Networks is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in 93 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, including The Americans, The Strain, Tyrant, The Bastard Executioner and the upcoming Taboo; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo and the upcoming American Crime Story; acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and the upcoming Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy and Justified. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FX’s roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother and Mike & Molly.