No Spin-Off for American Horror Story: Coven

Jason McDonald

Are you still reeling from the events of last night’s episode of “American Horror Story: Coven”? I know I am.  Don’t worry, there aren’t any spoilers in this article, but I just need to say this: Dammmmn, son.

With the series starting to build to an explosive season finale, many fans are beginning to wonder where the show will go next.  A while ago, show c0-creator Ryan Murphy was considering the possibility of creating a spin-off series that would continue to build upon the world established in “Coven.”  However, in an interview with EW, Ryan put that idea to rest.

We were starting to break episode 8 or 9 and we were like, ‘Well, we can’t kill that person off because we need them for the spin-off.’ As soon as those words were said, I was like, ‘There is no spin-off.’ Because it took away from the joy of the show. The reason the show is successful is no one is safe ever.

While it would have been interesting to further explore the characters established in “Coven”, I’d rather have a tightly woven story that wasn’t artificially stretched out to serve a greater desire.  It’s certainly possible that they could’ve just done a whole new series with an all new cast, but then you run the risk of the show starting to feel like more of the same.  Which would be antithetical to everything American Horror Story has become.

So where in the world will Ryan Murphy take us in the fourth season of American Horror Story?  Obviously, the exact details are being withheld, but he did tell EW that the next season won’t be “contemporary” and that it’ll either be set in New Orleans or Santa Fe.  He also mentioned that we should start seeing hints about season 4 “around episode 11.”

To see more of Entertainment Weekly’s chat with Ryan Murphy, be sure to check out their latest issue on newsstands today.

EW American Horrro Story Coven


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      1. Shawn Avalos November 21, 2013 at 8:52 pm

        Why do they need a spin-off. Every season is a different story.

      2. Essence November 21, 2013 at 9:15 pm

        I really like this season of AHS coven really didn’t watch last season of it, I caught the 1st season it was cool. But I would have lived to kind of seen a spin off, well done on season 3 ….love it!!

      3. James McDonald November 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        I like American Horror Story because like Nip/Tuck was, you never know what is going to happened next. The surprise can happen before commercial or even immediately after commercial or any where in the episode for that matter. The one thing that shocked me the most was Asylum when the doctor climbs on top of the deceased bad nun and they both go into the cremation oven together. His way of committing suicide.
        American Horror Story continues to shock and delight me.

      4. Sean Bryant November 21, 2013 at 10:14 pm

        id love to kn what happend when season 1 ended like stuff they didnt show afterwards. but damn that chick got decapitated and shes immortal.

      5. bob101910 November 22, 2013 at 4:42 am

        Was waiting to watch the latest episode until tomorrow, but sounds like I should watch it right meow!

      6. Greg December 16, 2013 at 3:05 am

        I’m kind of disappointed by the latest season. The first season was EXCELLENT. Season 2 was pretty good but this 3rd one just doesn’t seem to be holding my attention like the others.