American Horror Story’s Next Theme Sounds Eerily Like Black Mirror
On the back of Black Mirror sending us all into a state of future-phobia, dreading the time when artificial intelligence wrecks havoc on the world, it turns out the new season of American Horror Story will be much of the same.
Creator Ryan Murphy announced at this winter’s Television Critics Association semi-annual press tour that season eight will be all about the future.
“All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future—still topical, but the future, which I’ve never done,” reports Entertainment Weekly.
While ‘the future’ is a pretty open concept, Murphy did confirm that the series will not be set in some intergalactic time in space, but rather in America. The creator said he couldn’t elaborate more on the theme, keeping any extra info close to his chest.
“I pitched it to [FX chief] John Landgraf today right after his TCA panel, and he loved it, but he’s asked me not to say what it is,” Murphy said.
“I told him and he fell out of his chair with joy. I think people will like it, it’s different from what we’ve done before, but I always try and do the opposite of what I’ve done on that show.”
Considering the last season of AHS ‘Cult’ was the most poorly received season ever, we hope this means that the next season will actually be errr… good.
Perhaps returning to the glory days of ‘Murder House’ and ‘Asylum’? A girl can dream.