“Jessica told me in Season 1 that Kathy was a huge fan of the show, so I just put that in the back of my mind,” Murphy said. “When we were crafting this season, I found this character — a true-life character — so I called Kathy and said, ‘I don’t know if you want to do TV again, but I’ve got this character …’ She said, ‘I love you and I love the show. Lemme think for two weeks’ — and then she called me in an hour and said, ‘I love it! I’ll do it!’ It was great.”
The actors confirmed for “American Horror Story” season 3 including Lange and Bates are Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Lily Rabe and Taissa Farmiga.
The cable network announced Thursday, the freshman-spy series has been renewed for a second season. The drama series starring Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys will return for a 13-episode second season in 2014.
“’The Americans’ has quickly established itself as a key part FX’s acclaimed drama line-up,” FX President John Landgraf said in a statement. “Executive Producers Joe Weisberg, Joel Fields and Graham Yost and their collaborators are telling riveting and deeply emotional stories and the performances of Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Noah Emmerich and the entire cast are simply outstanding. The show is truly worthy of its widespread critical acclaim and we are confident that its quality will continue to yield a robust and passionate audience.”
Additionally, FX will air a marathon of the first five episodes of “The Americans” back-to-back on Friday, March 1, starting at 10 p.m. ET.
“The Americans” currently airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.
FX has renewed “American Horror Story’ for a third season. Many actors including Jessica Lange are said to return for the forthcoming season.
The horror anthology series will return for a 13-episode season next fall, John Landgraf, President and General Manager of FX Networks announced Thursday. Production of the untitled “AHS” is slated to begin begin next summer.
“With “American Horror Story: Asylum,” Ryan and Brad have raised the bar in every way from Murder House, the first “American Horror Story” miniseries,” said Landgraf. “And their original idea—the notion of doing an anthological series of miniseries with a repertory cast—has proven groundbreaking, wildly successful and will prove to be trendsetting. We can’t wait to see what deviously brilliant ideas they come up with for their third miniseries.”
“The “American Horror Story” anthology is a labor of love for all of us and we could not be prouder of the work our brilliant company of actors and everyone on the production team is doing this year,” said Ryan Murphy. “To John and our friends at FX and Dana Walden and Gary Newman at 20th, we thank you for your vote of confidence — and to our loyal audience, keep watching!”
“American Horror Story: Asylum” airs Wednesdays on FX at 10/9c.
“Wilfred” has been renewed for a third season, FX announced Wednesday.
The comedy series based on the Australian series of the same title, has been picked up for a 13-episode season. Production of season three begins next spring with the season debuting in June of 2013.
Showrunner David Zuckerman is stepping down, but will remain as an executive producer while writer/producers Reed Agnew and Eli Jorné replace Zuckerman as co-showrunners,
“David Zuckerman has done an amazing job adapting and reconceiving “Wilfred” for FX,” Executive Vice President of Original Programming Nick Grad said in a statement. “It was his decision to step down from the [showrunner's] post, but we’re very happy he is going to stay involved with the show. Both we and David have great faith in the ability of Reed and Eli to seamlessly step up and take over the reins. I have no doubt they’ll do a great job.”
“Louie” will return in the Spring of 2014. Louis C.K., Emmy winner, writer, producer, director, editor and actor of “Louie” said the comedy series will be taking a hiatus.
Louis requested the break between the third and fourth seasons to ensure the show’s quality continues to live up to its standards, he said in a conference call Tuesday.
“The last three seasons have been this surge of fun and work and stories and it’s been great, but I want the show to keep getting better,” Louis C.K. said in a conference call. “That’s my goal, and I don’t want it to be making the donuts, I want it to be something that comes from somewhere important and stays funny. It’s a luxury I asked for … Season 4 is my job right now, but I’m going to take a whole lot of time to turn it in.”
Louie also stated, that he thinks in trilogies and that the first three seasons completed one such trilogy. And so he wanted to take some time to set up the next trilogy.
“I want season four to go somewhere new, even if it’s only a slight shift.”
“My goal from the very beginning is not to force Louis to adapt his skills to a specific structure of story,” FX President John Landgraf said. “Why does it have to be one thing? Why can’t it be anything Louis wants it to be? Louis will do whatever he wants to do, and we’ll try to figure out from a channel standpoint how to support that.”
Fargo followed a pregnant Minnesota police chief played by Frances McDormand, who follows the trail of two criminals (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) hired by a car salesman (William H. Macy) to kidnap his wife in order to erase his gambling debts. The crime dramedy won two Oscars -screenplay and best actress for McDormand’s performance.
“My Generation” creator Noah Hawley is teaming up with the Coens to write/executive produced the series.
The upcoming season of “American Horror Story: Asylum,” which bows out Wed., Oct 17 on FX will have a ton of new characters.
The new season takes place in 1964 at an institution full of Nazis, aliens, and nuns for the criminally insane, which is run by Jessica Lange’s character, Sister Jude. Monsignor Timothy O’Hara played by Joseph Fiennes is the object of Sister Jude’s desire.
But all is not rosy at the institution. There is a murderer named Bloody Face. He wears the skins of his victims as a mask.
The patients include Lana, a lesbian journalist played by Sarah Paulson; Kit, a patient committed after being accused of murdering his wife played by Evan Peters; and Chloe Sevigny as Shelley, a nymphomaniac.