‘American Horror Story’ confirmed to return for fourth season in 2014

US cable network FX has ordered another 13-episode instalment of the horror anthology series

American Horror Story has been renewed for a fourth season by US cable network FX.

Another 13-episode instalment of the horror anthology series, which features a different setting, storyline and characters each season, will begin in 2014. American Horror Story was created by Ryan Murphy (pictured right) and Brad Falchuk, who helped to create Glee.

Season three, the witchcraft-themed American Horror Story: Coven, began on FX on October 9 and then kicked off in the UK on FOX on October 29.

FX’s CEO John Landgraf said in a statement: “Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer. Time and time again he reinvents the form. What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk… and the entire production team and cast responsible for the American Horror Story franchise have done is nothing short of extraordinary. Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. AHS: Coven is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next instalment will be even better.”

Cast members for the fourth instalment have yet to be confirmed. Though each season of American Horror Story features different characters, several actors – Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe – have taken roles in all three instalments. Other actors to have appeared in either one or two instalments include Zachary Quinto, Kathy Bates, Joseph Fiennes and Emma Roberts.