Now halfway into the fifth season of Ryan Murphy’s nightmare fuel anthology, American Horror Story, fans received news today that the show will be renewed for a sixth season (probably to no one’s surprise). Commence lengthy forum chains that speculate about the series’ next terrifying theme.
As Entertainment Weekly reports, Murphy dropped news recently that there may be two installments of the series in 2016. “Next year we might do a fall American Horror Story and a spring,” he said.”We have to decide.”
This season’s Hotel, which earned a fair amount of hype after Lady Gaga signed on for a lead role, has tapped the collective horrors of nearly every serial killer who’s ever peaked the interest of mainstream media—its “Devil’s Night” episode focused on a dinner party that included Aileen Wuornos, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and the Zodiac Killer (sounds fun, right?).
Off script, the real Cecil Hotel (after which the show’s Hotel Cortez is modeled) has a dark historical past of its own and has served as a mood board for writers. (Serial killer Richard “Night Stalker” Ramirez, for example, was rumored to have lived on the hotel’s top floor.) It has been, without question, one of the gnarliest seasons yet. We have no doubt the ubiquitous showrunner will deliver next season too.