FX announced that it has ordered 13 episodes of a high-powered drama series from “Nip/Tuck” and “Glee” producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The show is “American Horror Story,” which has a top cast lined up that includes Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy.
John Landgraf, president and general manager of FX Networks, made the announcement. “We’re thrilled to welcome Ryan and Brad back to their original home,” Landgraf said. “They have shown an uncanny ability to bring original series to the air unlike any that have come before, and to reconcile ‘wildly entertaining’ with the ‘creatively ambitious.’ … This series is going to blow audiences back in their seats, and we can’t wait to have it on our air.”
Other cast members include Denis O’Hare, Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters. The show begins production in Los Angeles July 27 and is set for an October 2011 premiere on FX.
Said Murphy: “Brad and I are excited to be back at FX, where we enjoyed such a terrific relationship working with John Landgraf and his team through 100 episodes of ‘Nip/Tuck.’ The support of John, Dana Walden and Gary Newman on ‘American Horror Story’ has been nothing short of amazing. Our cast is extraordinary and we can’t wait to get started on production.”
“American Horror Story” is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.