Those who have been waiting on pins and needles for American Horror Story Season 11 won’t have much longer to wait, as it’s been announced that new episodes will be premiering on FX this fall. The news was revealed by FX chairman John Landgraf during a Q&A session at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. Unfortunately for fans, that’s all the news they were willing to impart at this time. While we now know that the season will start in the fall, we don’t even have an exact release date.
However, it’s a pretty safe bet that we’ll have more news about American Horror Story Season 11 sooner than later. Fans will eagerly be awaiting to hear from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Fulchuck to announce the title of the new season and the cast. As an anthology series, each season of American Horror Story has a different tale to tell, along with a (mostly) new cast. The tenth season gave us American Horror Story: Double Feature, a first for the series that split the season into two parts called Red Tide and Death Valley. Previous seasons have been titled Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, Roanoke, Cult, Apocalypse, and 1984.
The name and theme of American Horror Story Season 11 will definitely be the biggest piece of the puzzle, but it’s always interesting to see who will be returning to the cast. American Horror Story is fond of bringing back actors to play various roles. Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Lily Rabe have all played roles in nine seasons of the show. Frances Conroy has appeared in eight, while Denis O’Hare has six seasons under his belt. Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Adina Porter, Finn Wittrock, and Jamie Brewer all have five seasons to their name. It would be surprising if we didn’t see at least one or two of these actors return, especially considering Murphy has previously said that the witches from Coven and Apocalypse would appear in a future season.
Of course, that future season doesn’t necessarily have to be American Horror Story Season 11. The show has been extended at least until the 13th season, so we have another two seasons after Season 11. Likely more if FX and Murphy want to continue the successful relationship. In the meantime, if you can’t wait to see more from the universe of American Horror Story, you can always check out the second season of the spin-off American Horror Stories, which premiered on July 21. American Horror Stories is an anthology series too, but each episode tells a complete story, similar to the Black Mirror or Twilight Zone format, whereas American Horror Story has an entire season for each story. The fourth season of the ongoing anthology from Murphy and Fulchuck American Crime Story is also reportedly moving ahead, focusing on the Studio 54 owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. Additionally, two more anthology series are reported to be in development from Murphy and Fulchuck, titled American Sports Story and American Love Story.