American Horror Story Season 1, Episode 1 – Pilot Directed by Ryan Murphy Written by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk Starring Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Jamie Brewer, Frances Conroy, Evan Peters, Denis O’Hare FX Air Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 10pm
American Horror Story, the new series from Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, seems to be heading in a potentially interesting direction if the pilot episode is anything to go by. But I won’t be going along with them.
First off I’m not exactly the biggest fan of Murphy (whose other crimes against pop culture include creating Nip/Tuck and writing and directing Eat, Pray, Love) or any members of the American Horror Story cast, including Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton (although she was good on Spin City and Friday Night Lights), and Jessica Lange. It’s a mixed bag of overrated talent that grates my nerves whenever any of them are on screen and it doesn’t help the actors that the characters they play are unsympathetic and the material dull and pretentious. By the way, this is supposed to be a haunted house story.
If there is one thing that this Fall is going to be, it’s going to be chock full of scares, particularly in the world of television. With the likes of The Walking Dead returning, the biggest player this season may in fact be a newcomer, from a storied name in TV.
Created by Glee‘s Ryan Murphy, American Horror Story stars Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Taissa Farmiga, and Jessica Lange, and has been slowly building anticipation through cryptic teasers and even more cryptic viral marketing (like the bloody wedding cake delivered here to Doom HQ). The show features an awesome cast, so it has to be great, right? Well, if these five minutes are to be believed, then that statement is true.
On October 5th, a new series called American Horror Story will debut on FX.
Until that time, a spooky teaser trailer and TV spot have been released by the network.
The show comes from Nip/Tuck executive producers and Glee co-creators and executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, and tells the story of a family who moves to Los Angeles from Boston into a haunted house, occupied by some very unpleasant spirits.
The show stars Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, and Denis O’Hare.
You can see the new trailer and TV spot by clicking on over to the other side now!