American Horror Story lives on. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck’s horror anthology series has been renewed for a third installment fresh off some strong ratings for last night’s episode of the second book, American Horror Story: Asylum. FX announced today that the 13-episode third installment will debut in Fall 2013, with Jessica Lange once again set to return. Glee and Nip/Tuck creator Murphy crafted a bit of a surprise with the finale of the first season of American Horror Story, revealing the series to be an anthology rather than an ongoing, serialized story.
Each season features an entirely new theme, setting, and characters, though many of the actors from season one have returned in Asylum playing different roles. With Lange set to return next year, we can reasonably expect a few more familiar faces to pop up as well. No details or hints are given as to what this third installment might entail, but last night’s episode of Asylum topped all broadcast networks in the 10pm hour so there will certainly be a healthy audience tuning in. Hit the jump for the press release.