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Glee Creators’ Next Project is an American Horror Story

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No matter your feelings on Glee or two of its creators, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck, there’s no denying what’s coming: This fall he’ll debut American Horror Story, which so far has been described as a “psychosexual thriller” as well as “a metaphor for marriage.” And we have to admit, we’re kind of excited about it. True, Murphy’s shows (previously Nip/Tuck, now Glee) have a history of starting out with a bang and then immediately flying off the rails, but guess what? Tim Minear is listed as one of the top writers. Tim Minear, past producer of The X-Files, Angel, Dollhouse, Firefly, Wonderfalls…The list goes on. And on. So call us optimistic.

Starring Russell Edgington Dennis O’Hare and Friday Night LightsConnie Britton, the show was inspired by Falchuck and Murphy’s lifelong love of horror films.In an interview with TV Line, Falchuck talked a bit about their inspiration:

“[Ryan and I] are obsessed with the genre,” noted co-creator Brad Falchuk, who cited Rosemary’s Baby and Don’t Look Now among their influences. “[Our goal was], ‘How can we bust the genre up, while paying homage to all those things we love so much.’”

Here’s part of the official synopsis:

[It] revolves around the Harmons, a family of three who move from Boston to Los Angeles as a means to reconcile past anguish. The All Star cast features Dylan McDermott (The Practice) as “Ben Harmon,” a psychiatrist; Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) as “Vivien Harmon,” Ben’s wife; Taissa Farmiga as “Violet,” the Harmon’s teenage daughter; Jessica Lange (TootsieBlue Sky, Grey Gardens) in her first-ever regular series TV role as “Constance,” the Harmon’s neighbor; Evan Peters (One Tree Hill) plays “Tate Langdon,” one of Ben’s patients; and Denis O’Hare (The Good Wife) as “Larry Harvey.” Guest stars for the series include Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as the Harmon’s housekeeper; Alexandra Breckenridge (Dirt) as the Harmon’s housekeeper; and Jamie Brewer as Constance’s daughter. The pilot episode of American Horror Story, shot in Los Angeles, was written by Murphy and Falchuk, and it was directed by Murphy. In addition to Murphy and Falchuk, Dante Di Loreto will also serve as Executive Producer of the series.  American Horror Story is produced by Twentieth Century Fox Television.

Here are some of the teasers running for the show:

One thing is for sure: At the very least, this pilot is going to be damn entertaining.

(via Sci-Fi Mania and TV Line)

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Alanna is a pop culture writer who works as the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, an entertainment writer for Bustle, and a freelancer for everywhere. She has a lot of opinions about Harry Potter and will 100% bully you into watching the shows that she loves. Don't worry, it's a sign of friendship.