Should American Horror Story go beyond Season 10?

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 -- Pictured: Emma Roberts as Brooke Thompson. CR: Kurt Iswarienko FX
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 -- Pictured: Emma Roberts as Brooke Thompson. CR: Kurt Iswarienko FX /

American Horror Story has concluded its ninth season. Now, speculation begins about the series being renewed beyond Season 10. However, is it time for Ryan Murphy to move on?

American Horror Story took on 1984 this season. While some fans enjoyed the slasher nostalgia of the Camp Redwood storyline, others felt it had too many unnecessary plot twists and turns. As with any long running television show, that kind of response is to be expected.

Already, next year’s potential themes are being explored. Will Ryan Murphy revisit Coven in some form or will he go into unchartered territory like space? Is there a possibility that Season 10’s cast will go in search of the Loch Ness monster or Bigfoot?

Murphy isn’t giving away any details. In an interview with Deadline, the creator had this to say:

"“We’re working on an idea for season 10 that I think people will love because it’s about reuniting fan-favorite actors to come back — because it might be our last season.”"

Although, Murphy’s only contracted for Season 10, he would like to see American Horror Story continue. He envisions that the series has potential to be viable for 10 more seasons which translates to 20 years on the air.

John Landgraf, the Chairman of FX Network and FX Productions would like to keep going as well. According to Murphy, “We’re in the middle of negotiations.”

That being said, should the series continue? While we know that American Horror Story is the cornerstone of FX and it has also been lucrative for the network as well as Emmy nominated can it really sustain itself without repeating past themes?

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It sounds like the plan for Season 10 is to gather all of the key players and fan favorites together again. However, Jessica Lange revealed to Entertainment Weekly, that she enjoyed her four seasons on the series but her cameo in AHS: Apocalypse was her last appearance as part of Murphy’s ensemble.

Sarah Paulson in her interview with TV Guide has expressed interest in returning to American Horror Story, however, she will only do so if Evan Peters is on board. Ryan Murphy admitted that he has reached out to former cast members and they are “interested.”

TV Series Finale reports that AHS: 1984 ended with an average of 1.319 million viewers where as AHS: Apocalypse finished with an average of 2.03 million viewers. Overall that amounts to a 35.13% loss in viewership. However, these tallies do not reflect streaming or live +35-day airings. Supposedly, 1984 has been the show’s most popular season to date according to Murphy.

If he does get the band back together again, so to speak and Season 10 has an amazing and engaging storyline then maybe American Horror Story should go out with a bang and not a whimper. Its not like Ryan Murphy doesn’t have other shows in the pipeline.

He has Ratched debuting on Netflix in May 2020. The Politician is returning for Season 2 and is currently shooting. American Crime Story: Impeachment is in the works as well.

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But Murphy wants AHS to continue and if not at FX then he would take his property to Netflix. In the end, chances are if Season 10 performs well in the ratings and fans are still up for the journey then Season 11 will be a done deal.

Do you want Season 11 or has American Horror Story run its course? Let us know in the comments.