‘American Horror Story’ creator Ryan Murphy: “I’ve been working on a secret AHS season”

"It’s a two-year project that we’ll continue to work on the sly and not tell anybody”

The co-creator of American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy, has revealed that he is working on a “secret season” of the anthology horror series.

The current chapter of the FX show is ongoing: ‘American Horror Story: Roanoke’ focuses on the mystery of Roanoake, a lost colony in North Carolina where 117 people mysteriously disappeared in 1590. The likes of Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates are starring in this current season, with Lady Gaga also making an appearance.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Murphy, who created the show along with Brad Falchuk, revealed that he’s been planning a new season of AHS in secret with just one other writer.

“It’s my secret season,” Murphy said. “I’ve been working with a writer on a season that only he and I know. It’s like a two-year project that we’ll continue to work on the sly and not tell anybody.”

Despite letting slip about the project, Murphy couldn’t say when the secret season might go into production, as he’s focused for the meantime on delivering season seven of AHS (despite the fact that the show has yet to be renewed by FX beyond its current season).

However, Murphy did say that the “secret season” could actually be “shot on the sly” and then released with little warning.

“I don’t know when it will [air] but it’s also an experiment. It’s a different way of doing it. It’s one person writing all episodes. I don’t know if it’s going to work but it’s like, well, let’s try that. We might get them done and shoot them on the sly and drop it.”