American Horror Story is a horror-drama television series created and produced byRyan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The first season centered on the Harmon family: Ben, Vivien and their daughter Violet, who move from Boston to Los Angeles after Vivien had a miscarriage and Ben had an affair. They move into a restored mansion, unaware that the home is haunted by its former inhabitants. The second season will feature new characters and a new location, namely an insane asylum. Thus, the series has been called an anthology. The second season is titled American Horror Story: Asylum.
The series is broadcast on the cable television channel FX in the United States. It premiered on October 5, 2011, and has completed its first season. The series has been renewed for a second season, which will premiere on October 17, 2012.
American Horror Story was well received by television critics and fans. The cast was generally praised, particularly Jessica Lange.The series drew consistently high ratings for the FX network, ending its first season as the biggest new cable series of the year. ( wikipedia)
A trailer from the 2nd season