The final episode of the awesome ninth season of Ryan Murphy's hit horror anthology series American Horror Story aired last week to both equal amounts of love and hate. And today we have word via Murphy himself that not only has he flirted with the idea of crafting an American Horror Story season around aliens and space but that he has had conversations with the powers that be behind the scenes at FX for another 10 seasons of the series.

Ryan Murphy reveals this about his upcoming plans to continue along with American Horror Story for quite some time to come.

"Every season by Halloween, I come up with what the winner (theme) is and I already came up with an idea for season 10. There's always the runner-ups, and I'm like 'Hmm could this be something?' We flirted with aliens, we flirted with space, we flirted with some things that were more interesting than others. I think that at the heart of it, it's always about Americana. The fans write in what they want, and they're very excited about the Coven stuff and the aliens in season 2. They've always wanted something in space. It's always a mysterious process of how I come up with the idea. I really don't even understand it. I have a list of finalists on a piece of paper and I work on all of them. It's just where is my life when I'm working on them."

He continues to say that he has had conversations with FX to keep the horror going for another 10 seasons, revealing this.

"[FX] has always been incredibly honorable about American Horror Story and [they] would obviously like to keep it going, and I'd like to keep it going. We're in the middle of negotiations about beyond season 10. We have had conversations about the show going 20 seasons. If [FX] for some reason said, 'We don't want to make this anymore', would I call up Netflix? Yes. But [they have] only ever expressed love and enthusiasm and [they] want to keep it going. We're both very proud of it. It's FX's most highly rated show in the history of the network, it's had 96 Emmy nominations. I hope, knock wood, will get past 100. It's one of the most awarded and lauded shows of that network. I have every good intention of it staying there and I think [they] do too. We're talking about it. We're trying to figure it out."

The most recent season of the show was the killer 80's slasher throwback dubbed AHS: 1984. It centered on five friends who escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood in the summer of 1984, only to be stalked and slashed by a mysterious murderer dubbed Mr. Jingles. It starred Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Cody Fern, Matthew Morrison, Gus Kenworthy, John Carroll Lynch, Angelica Ross, and Zach Villa as Richard Ramirez. Yes, that Richard Ramirez. Love or hate the final episode, AHS: 1984 is perhaps the best season American Horror Story has ever produced. This story comes to us from an interview Ryan Murphy recently held with Deadline Deadline.

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