I spent nearly every second of “American Horror Story’s” debut season wondering how they were going to keep up the nail-biting pace. Each and every episode had the feel of an entire season making creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk look like brilliant mad scientists. Theoretically, the show should not have worked, yet its brilliance can only be paralleled with the first few seasons of “Lost”. Now, the question remains, what’s next? Spoiler Warning.
After generating series-high ratings for Wednesday’s freshman season finale of “American Horror Story”, series co-creator Ryan Murphy and FX topper John Landgraf announced Thursday that there would be a new family and a new house in the horror-thriller’s second season, reports THR.
During a conference call with reporters, Murphy and Landgraf revealed that the second season would feature some new and returning faces but that the story of Ben (Dylan McDermott), Vivien (Connie Britton) and Violet Harmon (Taissa Farmiga) – who all perished and joined the legion of the undead in the house — has concluded.
This means that, yes, “American Horror Story” is an anthology! This is exactly how each episode was jam-packed with awesome, mostly because each season carries the same amount of weight as an entire series. New season, new series, new family… boner. “Every season of the show will be a different haunting,” Murphy said. “What you saw in finale was the end of the Harmon house and the second season of the show will be a brand new home or building to haunt. Just like this year, every season of the show will have a beginning, middle and an end.”
Murphy noted that he’s currently in negotiations with “a handful” of actors from the series, declining to name names, to return for the sophomore season of the FX drama – but playing new characters.
“There will be some new and familiar faces, playing new characters and new monsters,” Murphy said, touting the stand-alone season format that will typically feature horrors like infidelity. “It’s a fun idea to do an anthology show. That was the design of the show from the beginning; it’s a really cool and interesting way to tell a horror show: every season being what an American horror is.”
You’ll find the full mind-blowing interview by clicking here. Now that season one is in the can, what did you guys think?