Ryan Murphy's anthology series American Horror Story has been renewed for another season, FX announced on Monday.
The renewal news comes days after the premiere of the anthology series' fourth season, Freak Show, became the most-watched single program in FX's 20-year history. According to the network, last week's telecast drew 10 million viewers, surpassing the network's previous record holder, the recent seventh and final season premiere of Sons of Anarchy.
"The American Horror Story anthology has had the highest growth trajectory of any show in FX history, not to mention an unprecedented track record of success in awards recognition," FX CEO John Landgraf said in a statement. "With Ryan Murphy and his partners, Brad Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto and Tim Minear at the helm, the show's success is not surprising. AHS continues to deliver amazing stories, a brilliant troupe of actors led by Jessica Lange, and a visual style unlike any other on TV. With Nip/Tuck, Glee, The Normal Heart, and American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy has established himself as one of the most successful and prolific producers of this generation. We expect AHS: Freak Show and the next incarnation of AHS to further his legacy."
Last week, the network announced a spin-off, American Crime Story, the first installment of which will chronicle the circus that was the O.J. Simpson trial in the 1990s.
The next season of American Horror Story will include 13 episodes and debut in October 2015.
American Horror Story: Freak Show airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.
Watch Kathy Bates share her personal ties to American Horror Story: Freak Show below: