There was a rumor circulating that American Horror Story would come to a close after the upcoming fourth season, which is subtitled Freak Show. Frances Conroy, who’s been with the FX series since the beginning, said in an interview that she didn’t know how long creator Ryan Murphy wanted to keep the show going. And it was this comment that got fans worried:
“I read that he said in some interview that four seasons were enough.”
E! Online reached out to Murphy, who debunked the rumor and claimed he never said that. In fact, he wants to keep the show going for as long as he can.
“I want [American] Horror Story to go ten years or more! And I think it can,” he said.
And there is a good chance that Murphy might be able to keep the show around that long or even longer. CarterMatt.com reports that American Horror Story has been doing well with the ratings. And since it’s an anthology, that allows something fresh to be told each season.
“When you consider that there is no linked story from one year to the next, there is no reason to think that there could be ten years of horror stories or more, so long as the quality remains high and viewers remain interested,” Carter wrote.
It’s uncertain why Conroy thought Murphy would end American Horror Story after four seasons. That might have been a mix-up with the fact that Jessica Lange won’t be returning to after this upcoming season. A report from The Inquisitr stated that Lange’s contract was only for four seasons, and she’s not renewing, because she is about to retire from acting altogether.
Along with one more season of American Horror Story, Lange said she has a stage production and “maybe one or two more movies,” before she calls it quits.
“Because I think that’s enough,” she added. “I want to go out with a bang, or should I say, a scare?”
However, she is thankful for the time she’s spent on American Horror Story, and she is not afraid to say that it jump-started her career.
“It’s exposed me to a whole new generation, which is a little strange,” Lange said. “I’m not used to young people thinking I’m cool.”
As for what to expect on American Horror Story: Freak Show, the details are still very scarce. However, Denis O’Hare revealed to Vulture that he and Lange will be at odds with each other this time around.
“We’ll have lots of scenes, but we’ll be battling,” he added.
O’Hare also gave a little bit of a spoiler on who he’ll be playing. The only thing he mentioned is that his character will be “a collector of freaks.”
Are you excited about American Horror Story: Freak Show?