If you are gearing up for the return of ‘American Horror Story’, you may also have another show to add to your thrills and chills. Series creator and showrunner Ryan Murphy has been in talks recently with FX to create a companion series, and the most recent news is that the project is now close to becoming a reality.
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told The Hollywood Reporter that there is a very strong chance that a companion show will be coming your way. "I'd love to do it," said Landgraf of the potential talk show. "We're thinking about it. If we do it I don't think we'll necessarily do it the way AMC does, as a linear thing. We might do an online thing. We haven't made a final decision but I think there's a decent possibility we're going to do something like that for Coven."
Landgraf is referring to the AMC talk show ‘The Talking Dead’, hosted by Chris Hardwick, which meshes special guests with stars and producers of ‘The Walking Dead’. Hardwick and guests discuss the latest episodes immediately after they finish airing. This format has proven to be successful for AMC, with ratings growing steadily and hitting a series high at the end of season three (a total of 5.2 million viewers).
It seems like Landgraf is steering away from this format for the potential ‘American Horror Story’ companion, but there is still some time for decisions to be made before season three premieres in October.
Would you like to see an ‘American Horror Story’ companion show? Who do you think would make a good host?