‘American Horror Story’ renewed for a seventh season

FX confirmed that the anthology series will return in 2017

American Horror Story has been officially renewed for a seventh season.

The FX anthology series is currently mid-way through its sixth season, which 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.

As reported by Entertainment Weekly, 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.”

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As well as an official seventh season, Murphy also recently revealed that he was working on a new “secret” season that would tie in with the main series.

“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.”