Articles about American Horror Story
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From Hulu’s The Path and the most recent season of FX’s American Horror Story to upcoming series Waco and Raven, TV dramas about cults have caught the zeitgeist. DQ takes a closer look at this trend.
There will be blood
Violence and sex have become common features of TV drama – but are these often graphic depictions key to the success of a show?
The Walking Dead reopens violence debate
A particularly gruesome episode of The Walking Dead has got people talking about violence on TV again. So this week we look at some of the small screen’s most disturbing dramas – expect a couple of gory images…
Lethal Weapon, Westworld start strongly
As content buyers and sellers head for Mipcom, Fox will be pleased with the performance of its movie reboot Lethal Weapon, while HBO’s Westworld and FX’s American Horror Story also shine.
The horror, the horror!
In a busy week for commissions and renewals, a genre that seems to be cresting a wave is horror, although sci-fi and supernatural are still priorities for broadcasters. There’s bad news for Kurt Sutter, however, as The Bastard Executioner is axed by FX.
US networks go easy with the axe
Why aren’t the US networks cancelling poorly performing scripted shows this season? We look at some of the possible explanations, as well as the pre-launch buzz surrounding Amazon’s epic new drama The Man In The High Castle and FX’s horror success.
Just like starting over: The growth of anthology series
From American Horror Story and Black Mirror to True Detective and The Missing, it’s clear anthology series are back in a big way. DQ examines the reasons behind the revival, and wonders whether anthologies are here for the long run.
Crowded house: Is the US cable market oversaturated?
US cable is now home to more drama than ever, with viewers spoilt for choice like never before. But what’s behind the glut – and could the market be reaching saturation point? The major players reveal all.
HBO keeps winning with Game of Thrones
As this week’s action-packed Game of Thrones season finale delivered yet another ratings record for HBO, Andy Fry wonders how useful the traditional overnights remain amid the ever-increasing growth of non-linear viewing.