The release date for American Horror Story Season 7 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of American Horror Story Season 7 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. FX has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Series information and format
Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, American Horror Story is an American anthology erotic and supernatural horror television series. It is created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and hails from 20th Century Fox Television, Ryan Murphy Productions and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision. The series traditionally premieres on FX in October of every year since 2011.
Season 1 (Murder House) is set in Los Angeles in 2011. Season 2 (Asylum) takes us to 1964 Massachusetts. Season 3 (Coven) transports the audience in 2013 New Orleans. The events of season 4 (Freak Show) take place in Jupiter, Florida in 1952, and 2015 Los Angeles is the setting for season 5 (Hotel).
The current 6th installment (Roanoke) is set in modern-day North Carolina, where Matt (André Holland) and Shelby Miller (Lily Rabe), along with Matt`s sister Lee (Andrea Porter) are participating in filming of a documentary series that focuses on their paranormal experience in their newly acquired home in Roanoke Island, North Carolina. No details were released regarding the plot and cast of the show up until the season premiere, which is far from the typical PR techniques, yet the show`s fans did not lose a bit of interest.
Ratings and renewal prospects
AHS has been the most-watched series ever broadcast by FX. Breaking the boundaries of what`s considered normal for cable TV, it is almost addictive – the audience may be horrified and disgusted, but mesmerized nonetheless. The show has won a multitude of awards and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy 18 times, winning four of these nominations. Among the most recent accolades is a Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Award received by Lady Gaga at the 2016 Golden Globes. The show has a very solid 8.2/10 IMDb rating and a respectable 77% score on Rotten Tomatoes. American Horror Story has averaged between 2.5 and 4 million viewers per episode in the five-season run, with a peak during season 3. Season 5 debuted with predictably impressive ratings of 5.14 million fans tuning in. There are hardly any doubts that there will be a seventh season of American Horror Story in the future.
Season 6 recap
The ten-episode sixth season of FX`s hit American Horror Story, titled Roanoke, went out with a bang on November 16, 2016. The viewership was very similar to that of the previous season, premiering with sky-high 5.14 million viewers, and quickly deteriorating to reach 2.45 million for the finale, which, by the way, is still top-notch numbers for a cable network. Only one person, Lee`s daughter Flora survives the final nightmarish episode after Lee sacrifices her life to that end after their emotional reunion. The season finale is the end of the story, since this is an anthology format, and while everyone agrees that the season was an entertaining and terrifying ride as a whole, many fans view Roanoke as one of the weaker installments of American Horror Story in terms of its extremely convoluted structure, although critics do praise its subdued pacing and aesthetics. In any case, the seventh season has already been commissioned, and we hope that the creative team takes the criticism into account and comes up with another brilliant season. Stay tuned for the next season`s spoilers and release date.
UPDATED October 6, 2016: It is difficult to imagine FX’s hit American Horror Story not being commissioned for another season, and indeed, the confirmation of season 7 pickup came from the network about a month into the sixth season broadcast, which is currently averaging an impressive 13 million overall viewers per episode. The show’s intense, thrilling, terrifying storytelling will continue in the anthology format, but no further details of a possible theme for the next season have been revealed yet. We are closely monitoring the news, and there are already rumors of an eighth season coming along in the future as well. Considering the popularity of FX’s tentpole series, there’s no surprise here, so please stay tuned, and we’ll bring you the latest info when it is released.