The next season of American Horror Story is going to be very different indeed 1 year ago

The next season of American Horror Story is going to be very different indeed

A different approach.

Since premiering in 2011, American Horror Story has become a global behemoth that's been commercially and critically loved.

Jessica Lange won two Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performances in the first and third seasons.

As well as this, Kathy Bates and James Cromwell each won an Emmy Award for their performances, while Lady Gaga won a Golden Globe Award.

That's all well and good, but the show is great at doing what its audience demands... freak the living shit out of them!

After haunting our nightmares for seven years, creator Ryan Murphy has revealed that next edition of the FX horror anthology will take a very different approach... because it's going to be set in the future.

He said:

"All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future - still topical, but the future, which I’ve never done. I pitched it to [FX chief] John Landgraf today right after his TCA panel, and he loved it, but he’s asked me not to say what it is.

"I told him and he fell out of his chair with joy. I think people will like it, it’s different from what we’ve done before, but I always try and do the opposite of what I’ve done on that show.”

Murphy added that the show's setting is definitely “not space" (sorry Alien fans) but the change of style is intriguing.

Will American Horror Story incorporate some of the dystopian madness that makes Black Mirror so beloved?

We're intrigued.