From executive producer Ryan Murphy, the series centers on Ben Harmon (McDermott), a sensitive therapist, and his wife, Vivien Harmon (Britton), who move to San Francisco after Ben makes a terrible mistake that damages his family — only their new home may not be the best place to start over.
American Horror Story is the brainchild of Murphy and Brad Falchuk, co-creator-executive producers of Fox's Glee and previously FX's Nip/Tuck. Murphy will direct the pilot. Glee's Dante Di Loreto will also executive-produce.
The news was first reported by Deadline.com.