If you're a fan of American Horror Story, today is a terrifyingly good day for you! The critically-acclaimed and audience-adored anthology series has been renewed for a fourth installment by FX. According to Deadline.com, the Ryan Murphy-created miniseries has been given a 13 episode order for the next season. American Horror Story: Coven is currently airing on the network. Series regular Jessica Lange is the only star yet confirmed to be returning.
"Put simply, Ryan Murphy is a master television producer. Time and time again he reinvents the form. What he, co-creator Brad Falchuk and their producers and the entire production team and cast responsible for the American Horror Story franchise have done is nothing short of extraordinary," said FX CEO John Landgraf, in a statement. "Every year, they create a riveting and brilliant new miniseries. AHS: Coven is the best yet, and I have no doubt that the next installment will be even better."
AHS: Coven takes place in the 1800s and present day and follows the battle between witches and voodoo practitioners in New Orleans. In addition to Lange, the third season stars Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Taissa Farmiga, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe, Denis O’Hare, Jamie Brewer, Alexander Dreymon, Josh Hamilton, Patti LuPone and Danny Huston.
American Horror Story is in its third season and the first two seasons—subtitled Murder House and Asylum—received a total of 34 Emmy Award nominations. The season finale of AHS: Coven is set to air on January 29, 2014, and Murphy has hinted that he will drop a clue in the finale as to what season four will be about.