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‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Spin-off Plans Killed

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Sorry, American Horror Story: Coven fans, but a spin-off series is not happening according to the show’s creator Ryan Murphy.

Although fans have really been responding to Coven, the witches of New Orleans won’t be back for more once the season wraps. (Bummer, right Emma Roberts fans?)

This is a blow to many viewers who were so excited to see what the future holds for our favorite coven of magical mess ups. (It looks like we’ll have to play that fantasy out in our heads.)

So, why did Ryan Murphy nix the Coven follow up series? It’s all about the quality of the original show, says the brains behind American Horror Story and Glee. (Don’t you just love him for that?)

“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,” Murphy told Entertainment Weekly.

Of course, Ryan didn’t dish on who, or what, the American Horror Story: Coven spin-off would have been about, and sadly it seems we’ll never know.

However, we still have the rest of the season to look forward to. Thankfully, Ryan Murphy loves to drop hints about the next season of the show, and has even revealed where he plans to set season four of the spooky FX series.

“It’s not contemporary. It’s either going to shoot in New Orleans or it’s going to shoot in Santa Fe,” Ryan said, adding that fans will start to see clues about next season in episode 11 of Coven.

So, what will American Horror Story  do next season that it hasn’t already?

Fans have already seen a house with an intense history of murder, an insane asylum, witches, Frankenstein-like boyfriends coming back from the dead, devil babies, possessed nuns, and voodoo queens. What’s left?

While it’s almost impossible to guess what Ryan Murphy has up his sleeve for us next season, one thing is certain, it will be spectacular.

The show’s lead star, Jessica Lange, has announced that next season will be her last, and Murphy won’t let her go out without an amazing swan song.

Although Ryan has confirmed that Jessica won’t be portraying the lead character next season, he says she’ll have a “great juicy part,” to end her run on the show.

Are you saddened by the news that the American Horror Story: Coven spin-off plans have been killed? What are your thoughts on next season? Leave your comments below.

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Lisa has been watching TV since before she could walk. Not much has changed: she would still rather watch TV than walk nearly 25 years later. When she isn't watching New Girl, Community, or Glee, she loves spending time with her husband.

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