Ryan Murphy Talks Future of “American Horror Story”

Evan Peters in "American Horror Story"

FX’s hit horror anthology series has just celebrated its 100th episode and series creator Ryan Murphy thinks it has a lot more to give. 

American Horror Story is currently halfway through its ninth installment, and Murphy tells Variety that he’s struggling to figure out what he wants to do for the next installment. 

“I always have the next season decided by Halloween, so I have a week. But now I’m sort of dealing with two ideas and I lean towards whichever is more in my brain right now,” Murphy said. “Every season has a runner-up idea, but the runner-ups have never made it on screen. I’ve never gone back to the second choice, although I should. Sometimes the choice just pops into my brain. I can’t explain it.”

Will the tenth installment be AHS’ last?

Murphy tells the outlet that “The tenth is the last season that’s ordered but John and I said around Season 5, this is something that is so beloved that maybe it could keep on going. And now in its ninth season, in terms of worldwide…it’s one of the most popular shows in the world, so I will continue to have an appetite to do it as long as John wants to do it. So, we have been talking about should we end it? Or should we keep moving forward? But I hope we can move forward.”