With American Horror Story: Hotel getting ready for its fall premiere, Ryan Murphy recently broke the incredible news that he might release two new seasons of the hit horror series in 2016. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy stated that the show might be able to premiere a season in the spring and fall of 2016.
“Next year we might do a fall American Horror Story and a spring,” Murphy stated. “We have to decide.”
In order to release two new seasons, Murphy will have to find time in between his newest series, Scream Queens, and his other drama, American Crime Story, which seems like an impossible task. However, Murphy plans to pull off the feat of a double season by bringing in two groups of writers.
“We’re doing something that we’ve never done before on the show where we’re doing two different groups of writers rooms,” he explained. “Some of our writers will be bouncing around but a whole different group coming in late August.”
American Horror Story has featured a number of frightening settings in past seasons, including a haunted mansion, an asylum, a coven, a freak show, and now a hotel. With that in mind, Murphy hinted that the next two settings would be different than anything they’ve done so far in the series.
“The next thing we’re crafting up is very, very different than this. Not smaller. But just not opulent. More rogue and more dark,” he revealed.
Meanwhile, although Jessica Lange will be sitting out for the upcoming season, Murphy recently told Entertainment Weekly that Lange would return at some point, opening the door for a possible return in 2016.
“I’ve been talking to her,” Murphy stated. “It’s always possible. I’m trying to deal with her play schedule. Jessica is always about the character. She’ll be back — she’s not gone forever. But that’s the fun and fresh thing about the show: sometimes somebody has to go away before you realize how much you miss them. She wants to come back, we just have to come up with something.”
Lange is currently working on the Broadway play Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which is set to premiere in the spring of 2016.
While we await more details, American Horror Story: Hotel stars Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Naomi Campbell, Max Greenfield, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, and Finn Wittrock. The series is scheduled to air October 7 on FX.
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