The Television Academy announced that it is pulling three series from consideration for the Emmys as limited series, moving the shows into regular series categories.
Deadline reports that “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” and the second season of “The Sinner” are being re-categorized as Drama Series, while “American Vandal” is being moved to the Comedy Series categories.
The change is being made “due to continuing story threads, characters and actors reprising those same character roles from previous seasons,” Deadline reports, adding: “The Academy says the re-categorization is effective for the 71st Emmy Awards competition only.”
Deadline adds: “‘American Horror Story’ ushered in the current proliferation of limited series. This is the first time in the FX horror anthology’s eight years on the air that it has been ruled ineligible for the limited series category, likely because of ‘Apocalypse‘s’ ties to previous installments of the series.”