'American Horror Story' Season 7 Update: Ryan Murphy Reveals Two Cast Members & More [VIDEO]
Two cast members have already been confirmed for season 7 of FX's American Horror Story.
Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters are returning for their seventh seasons of American Horror Story, co-creator Ryan Murphy confirmed at the Television Critics Association panel for FX Thursday.
Paulson and Peters are two of only three actors that have appeared in every season of the FX anthology series, along with Lily Rabe. Murphy noted that there are only three other people aware of what season 7 will entail, "and that's FX CEO John Landgraf, [studio executive] Dana Walden and Sarah Paulson."
Murphy also confirmed that season 7 will take place in a contemporary setting, much like Murder House, Coven, Hotel and Roanoke, though he wouldn't say much more. It remains to be seen if Murphy and company will keep the concept quiet until the premiere like they did with Roanoke, though he hinted that fans could find out earlier.
"I don't know [if we'll keep it quiet]. Last year was successful. I don't know if we'll do it again," he said. "I think maybe we'll release some of it earlier than we did. But I just started writing it, I haven't even cast it yet - except for Sarah and Evan. It's a modern-day story. That's all I can say."
This comes alongside the news that FX has renewed American Horror Story for two additional seasons, bringing its total to nine seasons and counting.
"'American Horror Story' launched the modern limited series revolution and - as evidenced by the most recent installment 'Roanoke' - it remains as vital today as when 'Murder House' stunned audiences six years ago," said FX boss John Landgraf in a statement. "Each new chapter is a cultural event, beloved for every new twist in imagery, style, cast and plot. We are thrilled that Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and the entire creative team will continue to deliver the groundbreaking, celebrated 'American Horror Story' for years to come."
American Horror Story season 7 is expected to premiere in the fall on FX.