'Glee' men to produce 'American Horror Story' for FX

Ryan-Murphy_240.jpg Image Credit: Noel Vasquez/WireImage.comIs 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.”


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  • Kevin

    Unless it involves Mr. Murphy appearing on screen and being eaten by some way-over-the-top monster, I won’t be tuning in.

  • whereisit

    Glee fans don’t worry they have not written a plot since the first episode. He is going back to FX so he can remember how to write a show with a storyline.

    • Matt

      Fortunately we’ve all remembered that you’re still a douche.

      • whereisit

        Yes the ultimate weapon of the Glee fans.

    • HD

      Glee is almost unwatchable which is truly a shame because the potentil it had was unlimited. The show’s heart seems to be in the right place but good intentions does not make a good show and Glee is wearing out its welcome quick. If any of these so-called Glee rip-offs have a good story that can be maintained through an entire episode or season then Glee really needs to watch out!

  • Strepsi

    This is interesting, I love horror. They said horror couldn’t be done on TV, now post Walking Dead maybe this team can bring some fun horror to TV.

    Because they also always said you couldn’t do musicals on TV, and Murphy made that work big time with GLEE! Yes, I’m a horror fan and a gleek.

    P.S. Anything that keeps him from directing movies badly, I’m all for it. /snark

  • DW

    I’m all over this show. Love Nip/Tuck, Glee, and the horror genre, so whatever this is about I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

  • George

    All I want from FX is for them to salvage one of their new shows. Either Renew Lights Out or Relaunch/Rerun Terriers in summer 2011. I will not watch an adaptation of the comic book series Powers. I will not watch a new PI show. Or even this new Ryan Murphy show.

  • kat

    Then hopefully he can focus on that and let decent writers write Glee. Maybe then it could actually have a plot and continuity.

  • James

    Sounds great. FX dramas have been bombing in the ratings lately and they need a new edgy drama similar to Nip/Tuck to give them back their edge.

    • Dave

      Not all FX dramas are bombing in the ratings. Sons of Anarchy did great last fall, Rescue Me does well, and Justified seems to be doing just fine.

  • Mr Weebles

    Brad Falchuk eats poop.

    Seriously, he eats feces.

    It’s a well known fact.

    • MarkAS

      he wouldn’t eat mine. I asked

  • RecceR

    I’m interested, but really don’t care that much until they actually give the damn synopsis of the show. I’m a Glee fan, but I also am working on becoming a writer and cringe at many moments on Glee. There is a big uneven balance between character plot development and the music. I really don’t feel like getting into it with anyone, but I’ll just say that if Glee went back to their first 13 season 1 episodes, it would be much better. They need to take their own advice and stop being something they’re not and keep trying to stay “hip” and outdo each episode.

  • Eric M. Van

    Will we never see a show in which it’s not merely portrayed but lauded when a grown man shepherds impressionable tweens into sexual awakening?

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