Glee co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are teaming up with FX for a new drama pilot called American Horror Story.
FX announced the news this past Thursday, and seeing as how Murphy and Falchuk both served as executive producers on the network’s previous Emmy-winning drama Nip/Tuck, production is expected to be a smooth groove for everyone involved.
Though details are scarce about the show, FX president John Landgraf did say in a statement that, “American Horror Story is a wildly brilliant original series. Ryan and Brad Falchuk, who created it together, are evil geniuses and, in the spirit of the great Louis Armstrong, ‘Hello, Dolly, well hello, Dolly, it’s so nice to have you back where you belong.'”
Murphy will direct the pilot in April and if picked up as a series, production will begin in late spring in anticipation of a fall premiere.
But what does this mean for Glee, if anything at all? No worries, Murphy says: “Fans can rest assured that we haven’t taken our eyes off that ball for a second. 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,” he said.
One thing is for sure, American Horror Story sounds a long way from a ‘glee-ful’ – but what storyline could Murphy and Falchuk possibly be considering for this one? Teen angst possibly? Whatever the case, it has to be awesome – it’s from the creators of Glee for goodness sake!