This article discusses the possibility of American Horror Stories Season 3 and its renewed or canceled status. It may contain some spoilers for Season 2.
Like many of its demons and monsters, American Horror Story is a show that is virtually impossible to kill. With ten seasons and a pending eleventh, despite long-since having become knotted and tangled within its own overly ambitious continuity, FX’s horror series has been appointment television for years, if only to see what it comes up with next. What began as a loosely-connected anthological spin-off last year, American Horror Stories quickly turned away everyone, including longstanding fans, with its half-baked ideas, ropey presentation, and complete lack of scares.
And yet it was renewed anyway. Do you see what I mean?
The good news, though, is that the second season is a significant improvement, as you can tell by our own coverage and that of many other critics (not to mention fans). That probably bodes well for a third season, so here’s everything we know thus far about the potential of that.
Renewed or cancelled status – will there be an American Horror Stories Season 3?
At the time of writing we haven’t had official confirmation of a renewal, but it’s safe to say the signs are promising.
This is an IP that has a built-in audience, but even then the latest season of American Horror Stories seems to be performing above expectations with fans and critics alike. Audiences are returning every week, social media is awash with immediate reactions whenever a new episode airs, and word of mouth has been positive. Given that a second season was commissioned after the first had none of these things, the future looks pretty bright for the show.
We’ll be sure to update this page with more information as we learn it, but if I were to make an educated guess I’d imagine we’ll receive official word of a renewal close to the season finale or a little bit after, with a mind to seeing the third season air next year.
What is American Horror Stories?
An anthological collection of horror shorts, some of which with a loose connection to prior seasons of American Horror Story (such as the second episode, which provided a quasi-origin story for a beloved character from Coven.) However, the collections don’t tend to lean too heavily against the established continuity, instead reworking well-known urban legends with a modern twist.