When Will 'American Horror Story' Return For Season 7? The FX Series Is Always Full Of Surprises

Whatever your opinions on the series are, there's no denying that American Horror Story: Roanoke was an extremely successful experiment. By removing most of the hallmarks of previous seasons, showrunner Ryan Murphy and his creative team crafted a season of television unlike any other — one that frequently twisted and turned in new and exciting ways while delivering both shocks and satire over its 10 episodes. The season finale of AHS: Roanoke airs on Nov. 15 on FX and while fans still have many questions about the season itself, one question looms especially large: When will American Horror Story Season 7 premiere?

With the renewal, FX announced that AHS Season 7 would air in 2017, as reported by Variety, and though it'll likely start in the fall, as the past six seasons have, that's all we can count on when it comes to the show's future. Murphy has proved his unpredictability over the course of Season 6, and may manage to outdo himself next season. Though he has already begun talking about Season 7, there's a small chance he could actually drop a secret season of AHS at any time. You may be thinking "what even is a secret season of television?" and you're not wrong for questioning it. It's an ambitious plan, but if any show can pull off such a feat, it's AHS.

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Murphy said, "I’ve been working with a writer on a season that only he and I know. It’s like a two-year project that we’ll continue to work on the sly and not tell anybody." While it's not clear if this "secret season" will be a spinoff to American Horror Story or a true installment of the series (though he did clarify that it's not Season 7), it's clear that Murphy is done playing around with the same-old-same-old format that he got used to while working on the first five seasons of American Horror Story. And though his statement that it's a two-year project suggests it won't be ready before 2017, we don't know when he started working on it, so it could drop at anytime.

And though it's not a secret, there is little knowledge about what will be coming in Season 7 — though it's safe to say that more than a few of Ryan Murphy's recurring actors will stop by to make an appearance. Other than that, we're faced with a lot of questions about Season 7. Which previous seasons of AHS could it connect to? Will it balance multiple storylines like seasons have in the past, or will it follow the Roanoke approach by just focusing on one story told over the course of the season? Will fans have to wait through an entire half-season before getting to see Evan Peters this time around?

Part of the fun of American Horror Story is knowing that no matter what you think, or how strong your theories are, there is no way that you will know exactly what is going to happen on the show until it's actually happening. With so much mystery shrouding AHS Season 7, Fall 2017 has never felt so far away.

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