Today in show business news: FX renews its popular horror series, The Rock takes a dubious job, and Ethan Hawke gets mixed up in some orgies.
FX announced today that it has renewed its popular horror anthology series American Horror Story for a fourth season. The current season, called Coven, is earning a tidy 7.7 million viewers a week (when DVR is included), so FX definitely wants to stay in business with creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. So what will next season be? First season was haunted house, second season was spooky asylum with angels/demons/aliens, and now the third is witches and voodoo zombies. What comes after that? Mummies? Nah, I've made that joke before, haven't I? Um... Oh god. You know what comes next. YOU KNOW. It's vampires. Vampyr. The Unsleeping. Blood-sucking fiends. It has to be, right? It's time. It is time for American Horror Story: Hive or whatever they're going to call it. Dammit, it really is. [Entertainment Weekly]
The "Dwayne Johnson" Rock has signed on to star in a movie called SEAL Team 666. No, I didn't hit the "6" key two times too many there. It's "666." As in, "the project follows an elite group of Navy Seals who battle demons and assorted threats and discover that there’s a greater supernatural force bent on destroying the world." Oh great! Terrific. That'll be spectacular. If we learned anything from R.I.P.D. this summer, it's that America is super hungry for supernatural law enforcement action comedies with puns in the titles. Hollywood asked and we answered: More of those, please! So here is SEAL Team 666, just in the nick of time. It's been nearly four months since R.I.P.D.! What did they expect us to do, just sit here and starve? So, good. Thank you, Hollywood. This is perfect. What a perfect idea. [The Hollywood Reporter]