American Horror Story's new season, Coven, hasn't even premiered yet, but here's a testament to how good it's going to be: It's already getting spinoff buzz. According to E! Online, creator Ryan Murphy divulged to a group of reporters after screening the first episode of Coven that he's already in talks with FX president John Landgraf about continuing this season somehow when it concludes. And, since the format of the show is to present one different theme and storyline per season, the continuation would likely be in the form of a spinoff.
"[Coven] is my favorite season that we've done so far," Murphy explained. "Every season, I get very sad when I say goodbye to and we tear down those sets. But John Landgraf, to be quite clear, and I have always spoke about that this is a show that's sort of right to spin things off. To do something different. So we are talking about it. Because I mean, I love it. I love this season, I love the cast, and I love what it's about. I love that set more than life itself... I mean, I already know what next season is and it's not witches but maybe something will happen. We're talking. It has to get on the air first, I think."
While it's getting a bit annoying that spinoffs seem to be the trend du jour (Better Call Saul, that Walking Dead spinoff, and the possibility of a Dexter spinoff, for example), this idea could actually work if done right. Murphy seems to have created a compelling, creepy/cool world with Coven, and a show about witches would be a nice (female-led) change from all the supernatural shows about vampires that dominate the airwaves. Color us officially intrigued.
AHS: Coven will premiere on FX on Oct. 9, at 10 PM.
[via E! Online]