Did Dante's Inferno inspire 'American Horror Story'? Here's what creator Ryan Murphy thinks
One fan theory is that each of the seasons is connected through Dante's Inferno. Ryan Murphy, the creator of 'American Horror Story' hinted about it in an interview
'American Horror Story' has taken its fans on a journey through eight seasons. And fans can't help but speculate the end with insane theories on how the series will see a finale. One such theory is that each of the seasons is connected through Dante's Inferno. Ryan Murphy, the creator of 'American Horror Story' hinted about it in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
"They’re all connected. We’re just beginning to tell you how they’re connected. They’re all very separate but there are clues every season that we’re now telling you how the different worlds are intertwined," he pointed out. Murphy also hinted to fans about the Dante's Inferno theory in a post on Instagram, captioning it as "interesting."
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He added in the interview to a question on whether this was a response to fan fiction: "Part of the fun of the show is the Rubik’s cube design of it, but, yes, there are purposeful connections, character connections, and similarities and things that connect that we’ll continue to connect moving forward."
Ever since, it has been impossible to stop fans from racking their brains and speculate whether or not their theory came close to what Murphy had envisioned for the series.
Murphy, in his post, talks about which of the seasons fall under which of the circle of hell, leaving two circles empty. Lust and Violence are the only two sins/circles which do not have a season allocated yet. With 'Apocalypse' making fans go crazy, season 9 is set to be another feast.
According to earlier reports, the series has been renewed for season 10 which will be aired in 2020. However, for season 10, Murphy will no longer be seen producing the show as he is shifting from 20th Century Fox Television to Netflix. Murphy recently signed a pretty hefty deal with Netflix, ensuring a multiple movie/TV show deal with the streaming giant that would last for about five years. It has been described as "the deal of a lifetime for an artist of a lifetime."
The news of a season 10 was confirmed by FX Networks CEO John Landgraf, who told Deadline, "He asked for a 10th season of American Horror Story which we were happy to give to him." The 'he', of course, refers to Murphy. Landgraf had assured fans that Murphy was still committed to his shows on FX. He further speculated about whether the horror series would end with the recently renewed season 10.
"I don’t know," he said. "A lot of that comes down to Ryan and whether he still feels inspired about it. I think the eighth cycle is awesome and crazy, and I think the fans really like it. Part of what’s cool about American Horror Story is its anthology nature. So, it comes down to whether Ryan and his collaborators, like (showrunner) Tim Minear, could come up with stories that they are excited about."
AHS is currently in season eight, which features the long-awaited crossover from previous incarnations 'Murder House' and 'Coven'. FX previously renewed the series for two seasons, taking it through season nine in 2019. With the 10th season order, the series will now go into 2020.
We have so many questions like what circle does Apocalypse and season 9 fall under. What will happen in season 10? and many other questions for Fox to answer in time.
All we can do is wait for the next episode where we will make a 'Return to the Murder House'. The episode airs on October 17.