After its October 5th premiere, the macabre American Horror Story has put up some decent numbers, tracking to be FX‘s highest-rated first season in history, so it should come as no surprise that the network picked it up for a second season yesterday. The pickup is for the cable-standard 13 episodes, and while it’s not known when the series will begin its sophomore effort, the smart money would be next fall. Say, around Halloweenish?
For those not hip to the show, Horror Story follows the Harmon family as they move from Boston to LA, dealing with their marital problems, all the while having to negotiate their new house, which, of course, is haunted. It stars Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Frances Conroy, and Jessica Lange.
Ever since the show’s teaser campaign, the project has served as a sort of mystery to be solved, which evidently hasn’t scared away casual viewers who stumbled upon the show looking for sexy vampires or dudes killing zombies.