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American Horror Story renewed for second season

American Horror Story

Story by Jack Foley

IT HAS yet to start airing in the UK but American Horror Story, the new show from Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, has been renewed for a second season by F/X.

The show stars Friday Night Lights‘ Connie Britton and The Practice‘s Dylan McDermott and follows the fortunes of a family that moves into a haunted house where they become tortured by the spirits of the estate’s former residents.

It is designed to play as a metaphor for marriage and infidelity.

In announcing the early decision to renew, FX president and GM Jon Landgraf said: “It’s one thing to have the ambition and guts to re-invent a genre in a way that makes it captivatingly fresh for a broad audience – it’s something else entirely to have the craft to back that ambition up.

“Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have hit the trifecta with Nip/Tuck, Glee and now American Horror Story, which will be scaring FX’s viewers to death for many years to come.”

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