By Tim Kenneally
Producer Ryan Murphy’s creepy anthology series “American Horror Story” has been granted a fourth run.
FX made the announcement Wednesday, saying that the 13-episode fourth season will debut next year.
John Landgraf, FX Networks CEO, called series co-creator Murphy “a master television producer” in announcing the renewal.
“Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer,” Landgraf said. “Time and time again he reinvents the form.”
As is typical of the series, FX was mum on details about the untitled fourth season. At a gathering with reporters earlier this year, Murphy said that he may reveal the concept for the next season in the finale of the current season.
The current third season of “American Horror Story,” which set a series record with its premiere episode, has been the best-rated installment of the series so far. With an average 7.74 million total viewers, “American Horror Story: Coven” is up 77 percent over the first season, “American Horror Story: Murder House,” and the second season, “American Horror Story: Asylum,” by 83 percent.
The series has also been a creative success, racking up 34 Emmy nominations throughout its run so far.