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American Horror Story Renewed for Season 7 -- but When Will It Air?

Ryan Murphy is already hard at work on it!

Sadie Gennis

FX has officially renewed American Horror Story for a seventh season, the network announced Tuesday.

"Ryan [Murphy], Brad [Falchuk] and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping American Horror Story endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining and we are honored to move ahead with them on the seventh installment," said John Landgraf, FX Networks CEO. "The sustained success through six installments only proves how intensely the series resonates with fans. AHS confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style. Each new installment is a cultural event, hotly anticipated for its theme, imagery, cast and twists. We thank the creators and their team, the cast and everyone who has continued to make AHS such an extraordinary series."

American Horror Story: Roanoke: 5 reasons Episode 3 was the best one yet

Murphy previously revealed he had already begun work on the next season of AHS, and that he was considering trying to "shoot them on the sly and drop it," which could give fans their biggest shock yet. As to details surrounding the mysterious seventh season, Murphy merely said it's "an experiment" and that there's only one person writing all the episodes.

The current installment, American Horror Story: Roanoke, already debuted an entirely new format for the anthology series. Each episode is being told as though it's part of the documentary series My Roanoke Nightmare, with characters giving straight-to-camera confessionals about their "real-life" experiences while other actors do dramatic reenactments of them.

American Horror Story: Roanoke airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on FX.

​Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Roanoke