AceShowbiz - "American Horror Story" won't repeat the same formula for the upcoming installment. At the TCA's winter press tour, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said the fifth season of the horror anthology series would be "very different" from "Freak Show" which will air its last episode Wednesday, January 21.
Asked about the theme, he replied, "I know what it is, but I can't [say]." He teased, "I have to let [series boss] Ryan [Murphy] do his thing on that. But it's very different... I think there's going to be an unusually large reinvention in between Book 4 and Book 5 relative to, say, between Book 3 [Coven] and 4 [Freak Show]."
Landgraf added that the show allowed itself to "be radically, radically reinvented in terms of tone, setting, period, characters, cast." He went on hinting that the fifth season might be set in present day. "That's my hope, yeah," he coyly said.
On whether or not Jessica Lange would return for the next installment, Landgraf claimed he didn't know about it. "Ryan is really, really independent in how he makes these shows and what he does. So I know the setting, I know something about the characters and something about the tone and the time period, but I don't actually know the cast yet," he said.
Lange previously said that "Freak Show" would be the last for her.
Ryan Murphy is currently developing a new anthology series, "American Crime Story" , with Brad Falchuk for FX. The first season which will depict O.J. Simpson's murder trial is expected to debut in early 2016. John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sarah Paulson have signed up to star.