The upcoming plots in store for the new seasons of FX’s hit shows American Horror Story and Fargo and the possibility of a Sons of Anarchy prequel are still unknown. However, the CEO of FX, John Landgraf, did offer a few insights into the future of his network’s hit shows.
During the TCA press tour, first reported by Variety, Landgraf offered this teaser about the upcoming season of American Horror Story.
“It’s set in the present although with echoes of the past,” Landgraf said. “It’s set in two time periods… but principally in the present.”
But the season being set in present day and including flashbacks to the past was the only detail the CEO was willing to let go of telling the same reporters that, “Ryan [Murphy] (the co-creator of AHS) will kill me if I tease anything.”
As for Season 3 of Fargo, Landgraf was even less revealing with the show’s future, stating that the new season is “not quite contemporary but most recent in any Fargo installments, including the movie.” The first season of Fargo was set in 2006, while Season 2 went back to 1979. The movie, whose directors are executive producers of the TV series, was set in 1987.
Fargo, like AHS, also stars new characters following a new plot each season, but Landgraf hinted at the possible return of a character to reporters at TCA press tour.
“As far as I know, there is one,” he told reporters, keeping the identity of the character hidden. “That doesn’t mean [Noah Hawley] might not change his mind and there might not be more.”
Meanwhile, the much buzzed-about Sons of Anarchy prequel or spinoff was also brought up. Landgraf said that the creator of Sons of Anarchy, Kurt Sutter, “has been writing and working on an idea for a show, and he’s also re-expressed interest in another show in the Sons of Anarchy franchise.”
However, Landgraf would not elaborate on any details of the show, like if Charlie Hunnam would reprise his role, but insisted that it is coming, telling reporters that “they’ll be coming soon.”
In an interview last fall with Deadline, Sutter stated an interest Vietnam-era Sons of Anarchy and a Latino-directed spinoff.
A few other shows were highlighted during the press tour by Landgraf, including the second season of American Crime Story, a possible Season 6 for Louie, and the first Marvel deal with FX in Legion.
The first season of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story focuses on the O.J. Simpson trial, while the second season is rumored to deal with the aftermath events of Hurricane Katrina. Landgraf referred to the second season as a “disaster movie” and said the new season will analyze “the thin veneer of order and civilization in an American city is stripped off like paint,” Landgraf told TCA.
While new seasons are granted for AHS and Fargo, the future for Louie remains a mystery.
“I don’t know. I just don’t know. I don’t know,” Louis C.K., creator of Louie, told TCA when talking about the future of the show. “I think about it sometimes and I just don’t know.”
As for Legion, which is presently in its pilot phase, Landgraf stated that the show will most likely debut this year and hinted at the show’s development, stating that it’s, “quite well along.” Legion is inspired by X-Men and executive produced by Fargo’s Noah Hawley, but it will not line up with the X-Men movies.
Tell us! Which shows are you most looking forward to – a Sons of Anarchy prequel, Fargo Season 3, Season 6 of AHS, the premiere of Legion, or the possible return of Louie? Let us know in the comments below.
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