Hey guys, Jana here,
Ryan Murphy has some good ideas and even better success with the TV series those ideas grow into. What starts as a thought, turns into a multi-million dollar hit that networks should fight over. FX has taken a solid stand beside Murphy with ‘American Horror Story‘. What started out as a quirky storyline with one hell of a supernatural undercurrent became the AHS we love. With a unique setting and storyline for each season, the fan following seemed to grow overnight and never went away.
Look no further than last week’s numbers from the premiere of season 4 to back me up. 13.36 million viewers launched the opener into the most watched single program in FX’s 20-year history. It’s no surprise that the franchise was picked up for a fifth season after the numbers rolled in. “The American Horror Story anthology has had the highest growth trajectory of any show in FX history, not to mention an unprecedented track record of success in awards recognition,” John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions, said of today’s announcement.“With Nip/Tuck, Glee, The Normal Heart, and American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy has established himself as one of the most successful and prolific producers of this generation. We expect AHS: Freak Show and the next incarnation of AHS to further his legacy.”
Each season pushes the envelope and re-establishes what is cutting edge for scares. This season’s Freak Show setting taps right into at least one popular fear – clowns. This is one series I think I’ll need to watch in the middle of the day, with the lights on, with my trusty Louisville Slugger sitting close by. I don’t like clowns, thanks Stephen King.