‘American Horror Story’ announces crossover season

Show creator Ryan Murphy details upcoming theme

American Horror Story has announced details of an upcoming crossover season.

The FX anthology series is currently mid-way through its sixth season, which focuses on the lost colony of Roanoake. The likes of Cuba Gooding Jr, Sarah Paulson and Kathy Bates are starring in this current season, with Lady Gaga also making an appearance.

With a seventh season already commissioned, creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed plans to produce a season which combines season one (Murder House) with season three (Coven).


“We do know what we’re going to do,” Murphy said, according to EW. “It’s not going to be next season, but we are going to do a season that’s a crossover between Murder House and Coven together, which is very bizarre.”

“There will be characters from Murder House and characters from Coven together,” he confirmed. “I’ve started going to actors from both of the seasons, quietly, saying, ‘I think in this window, if you could fit us in’.”

“So yeah, it’s fun. It’s weird,” he added.

The hugely popular show has now been confirmed to be returning in 2017 for a seventh season. The show’s co-creator, Ryan Murphy, recently told the publication that he already had a seventh season mapped out, revealing that ideas for its direction were coming out of the blue.

“It comes to me as it always comes to me,” says Murphy. “I sit up and bed and I say ‘That’s it!’ I have been mulling a couple of ideas and I wasn’t loving it. Then I was thinking of this other thing and I literally sat up and bed and said ‘That’s it!’ Whenever it happens it’s such a relief because it’s so much pressure.”

Meanwhile, Murphy’s American Crime Story has also been renewed for a third season, before season two has even started shooting.


Season one of the crime anthology series, The People v. O. J. Simpson, told the story of the notorious O. J. Simpson murder trial of 1994-5. It aired earlier this year to enormous acclaim and later won nine Emmys including acting prizes for Sterling K. Brown, Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance.

Season two is due to start shooting in early 2017 and will focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Douglas Brinkley’s book, The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, will be used as the main source material.

Now Deadline has learned that FX has ordered a third season of American Crime Story, reportedly titled Versace/Cunanan. It will be based on the infamous 1997 murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace on the steps of his Miami mansion.

Serial killer Andrew Cunanan committed the murder and killed himself eight days later as police were pursuing him.

Shooting is due to start in the spring, which means an overlap with season two’s filming, though season three will not air until 2018. Casting has yet to be announced, but an “A-list actress” is said to be in negotiations to play Donatella Versace, sister of the late Gianni.