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Ryan Murphy Looking to Get Fan Favorites Back For Possible Final American Horror Story on FX

November 15, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Ryan Murphy says next year’s American Horror Story could be the final season of the show on FX, and is teasing some big names returning. Murphy spoke with Deadline for a new interview and revealed that next year’s tenth season is the final one he has contracted with FX.

“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,” Murphy said. “It’s the last season we have contracted. So, I’ve been quietly reaching out to various people. Some people I haven’t reached out to yet because I was like ‘Do I have a role for them?’ So far, everybody I reached out to said ‘Yes’, so that’s been great.”

Murphy noted that it’s “too soon to tell” who might be returning, adding, “the people who helped build this show into what it is, who believed in it from the beginning, have been contacted and are interested. So if you look at the iconography of the first three seasons, you can figure who I’ve gone to and who might be coming back.”

Murphy said that if Netflix doesn’t order more seasons, he would speak with Netflix, where he has a big development deal. “We’re in the middle of negotiations about beyond season 10,” he said. “We have had conversations about the show going 20 seasons. If [FX’s John Landgraf] for some reason said, ‘We don’t want to make this anymore’, would I call up Netflix? Yes. But he’s only ever expressed love and enthusiasm and he wants to keep it going. I have every good intention of it staying there and I think he does too. We’re talking about it. We’re trying to figure it out.”

American Horror Story: 1984, the ninth season of the hit horror series, bowed its season finale this week.