The latest season of American Horror Story, titled Hotel, is receiving some impressive viewing figures, and some great reviews. It makes sense then that a sixth season be confirmed, and what’s more, creator Ryan Murphy is hoping that current fav Lady Gaga will return.
In a press release sent out today by FX, the sixth season has been confirmed to air in the Autumn of next year. The location, story and cast have not been announced.
Here is the press release:
“With the sixth installment coming next year, American Horror Story has unquestionably joined the ranks of television’s landmark series,” FX Networks and FX Productions John Landgraf said in a statement. “From Murder House to Hotel, AHS has pioneered a new television form as well as becoming FX’s highest rated show — while also pushing every conceivable boundary of creative excellence and audacity.”
He went on to say, “This is even more remarkable because Ryan and co-creator Brad Falchuk tear up the playbook every year, challenging the entire creative team to come up with something even more spectacular, frightful and entertaining. You could not ask more of an artist, their team or a series and with every new installment they deliver.”
American Horror Story continues to be a success in the ratings department. Season 4, Freak Show, delivered the highest-viewed TV show episode in the history of FX. And the premiere of the current season, Hotel, became the second highest-viewed episode for the network.
Hotel has aired five episodes so far, and based on the first four episodes, season 5 has seen a 1% increase in viewership compared to season 4 (averaging 6.4 million viewers), as well as a 7% increase in the 18-49 demo, based on Live+3 ratings.
Over the course of its run so far, AHS has earned 71 nominations and 13 wins at the Emmy Awards. At the 2015 awards, the series won for Outstanding Hairstyling, Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Costumes, Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup and Outstanding Makeup.