'American Horror Story': Ryan Murphy Hints at 'Two Ideas' For Season 6! Plus, Which Stars Are Returning?


After a bloodthirsty season of American Horror Story, we've been desperately craving some answers about season six!

Showrunner Ryan Murphy was uncharacteristically quiet about the next theme for FX's smash anthology series during Sunday night's closing panel at PaleyFest, but he did reveal a few morsels to curb our AHS appetite.

"Well, you the know the interesting thing about the next season is that we’ve been working on two ideas at once, which we’ve never done," Murphy revealed to the audience inside the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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The executive producer was tight-lipped when pressed for more details but he did reveal two curious, yet key pieces of information: The creative team has been influenced by "the opera" and "children" for AHS' sixth season.

Like with Hotel, Murphy admitted that he's fascinated with horror that "often deals with the innocence of children, and their wide-eyed way into it." Murphy explained, "Both [season six] ideas we’re working with have elements of children."

Murphy teased, "It will have a different form than we’ve ever done."

Lady Gaga
recently revealed
that she will most definitely be coming back to American Horror Story, but what about the other cast members?

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"I will tell you that every darling person up here that wants to come back can come back," Murphy said while gesturing to his co-panelists which included Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Denis O’Hare, Angela Bassett, Matt Bomer, Wes Bentley, Finn Wittrock and Cheyenne Jackson.

"It’s a definite universe where all the worlds are colliding. I would love more and more of that as we go along." Murphy said before adding that he hopes AHS will be on our screens for "decades and decades."

Season six of American Horror Story will likely premiere in October on FX.