Ryan Murphy Teases Setting For Next "American Horror Story"

"I always try and do the opposite of what I’ve done on that show.”

The future is looking scarier every day.

While promoting his many shows Friday at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour in Pasadena, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy shared some vague but exciting details about the FX horror anthology’s upcoming eighth season, Deadline reports.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: Screenwriter Ryan Murphy attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Hosts Television Game Changers Panel Discussion at The Paley Center for Media on October 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

While American Horror Story: Cult explored our terrifying political present, the next edition will venture into the future.

“All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future—still topical, but the future, which I’ve never done,” Murphy said. So... space? "Not space."

“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,” Murphy added. “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.”

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(L-R, Back Row) Actors Indya Moore, Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van der Beek, Ryan Jamaal Swain, executive producer Brad Simpson and executive producer Nina Jacobson, (l-r, front row) producer/writer Janet Mock, co-creator/executive producer/writer Brad Falchuk, co-creator/showrunner/executive producer/writer/director Ryan Murphy, co-creator/executive producer/writer Steven Canals and actors Dominique Jackson and MJ Rodriguez of the television show POSE speak onstage during the FOX/FX Networks portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 5, 2018 in Pasadena, California.

Murphy also revealed that a crossover between AHS: Murder House and Coven "will likely" happen in season 9.

Set in the 1980s, Murphy's upcoming FX series Pose will feature five transgender leads, the largest ever for a scripted series.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace, the latest installment of Murphy's American Crime Story franchise, premieres January 17 on FX.

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