American Horror Story season 6 has only just begun, but FX is already gearing up for yet another installment.

The Ryan Murphy-created anthology drama has been renewed for a seventh season, to air in 2017.

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“Ryan, Brad [Falchuk] and their team of remarkable writers have done an amazing job of keeping American Horror Story endlessly inventive, shocking and entertaining and we are honored to move ahead with them on the seventh installment,” FX president John Landgraf said in a statement.

He went on to say, “The sustained success confronts our deepest fears with unmatched suspense and style. Each new installment is a cultural event, hotly anticipated for its theme, imagery, cast and twists. We thank the creators and their team, the cast and everyone who has continued to make AHS such an extraordinary series.”

The recently-aired season 6 premiere saw 11 million viewers (in live-plus-three) tuning in to find out what the mysterious storyline would be, according to The Hollywood Reporter. FX notes that 13 million viewers tuned in when combining linear and non-linear platforms, which means this was the show’s third-biggest premiere, behind season 4, Freak Show, and season 5, Hotel.

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American Horror Story was nominated for multiple awards at the 2016 Emmys, and ended up winning for Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie, and for Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic). The series has won 15 Emmys over the course of its run so far.

Season 6, which is currently airing, was shrouded in mystery before its premiere. FX released a lot of promos, but only one revealed the season’s theme/storyline, which ended up being a fake Roanoke docuseries.

There’s no word yet on what fans can expect from season 7, but Ryan Murphy has teased that a secret season of AHS may air at some point. He told Entertainment Weekly, “It’s my secret season. 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.”

Are you excited that American Horror Story has been renewed? Which cast members are you hoping to see return? And what should the storyline be? Vote in the poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Jeff Dodge

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Jeff Dodge, a graduate of Western Washington University, has been a TV news editor for many years and has had the chance to interview multiple reality show stars, including Randy Jackson, Nick Cannon, Heidi Klum, Mel B and John Cena.