By Lynette Rice
Is Ryan Murphy’s fiefdom about to get a little bigger? FX announced today that the mastermind behind Glee — along with his fellow creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk — are returning to FX with a new drama pilot called American Horror Story.
The collaboration between Murphy and Falchuk reunites the duo with FX, where they worked on Nip/Tuck for seven years.
“American Horror Story is a project that Brad and I have been discussing for a while,” said Murphy in a statement. “(FX President) John Landgraf and I have maintained a wonderful relationship since Nip/Tuck ended its run and he gave me an open invitation to develop a new show for the network. FX is the perfect place for this series and we look forward to a great homecoming.”
The pilot will be directed by Murphy with production beginning in April. Should FX order the pilot to series, production would begin in late spring and debut this fall. In addition to Murphy and Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto will also serve as Executive Producer of American Horror Story.
“And as for Glee, fans can rest assured that we haven’t taken our eyes off that ball for a second,” Murphy added. “We’ve broken the stories for the season’s remaining episodes and we’ve got big things planned for our little glee club as it strives to make it past Regionals to the all-important Nationals competition in New York City.”
Continued Falchuk: “We knew this project was perfect for FX. That network put itself on the map for its big, bold, some might say slightly twisted shows, and the creative freedom we had on Nip/Tuck was incredibly liberating. John immediately got what we were trying to do, which was bring the horror genre to television but with our own subversive sensibilities. And we couldn’t be more excited to get started.”