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The network that has earned critical acclaim for its dramas – and comedies – is adding another to its lineup. Deadline reported that FX has picked up the series American Horror Story and is planning for an October premier. Touted as a psycho-sexual thriller, it has been signed for a thirteen-episode season.
American Horror Story's plot will follow a cheating husband and his jilted wife as they try to begin anew in a house that refuses to let them forget their past indiscretions. The series will draw on the supernatural and psychological horror aspects present in many films from the 1970s. Cast as the husband, who works as a therapist, is Dylan McDermott (The Practice). Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) will be filling the role of his wife. Oscar winner, Jessica Lange, will also have a major role in the series. In addition, Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under), Denis O'Hare (True Blood), and Evan Peters (Kick-Ass) will be co-starring.
Creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck have been seeing great success over the past two years with their Fox series Glee. But the two first found fame back on FX for Nip/Tuck; the series was created by Murphy and produced by Falchuck. So American Horror Story is being treated as a return home for the duo who will be working overtime as they also prepare for Glee's third season, which also begins this fall.