A ‘Huge Reinvention’ For American Horror Story Season 5?

Do you know what this ‘Huge Reinvention’ sounds like to me?

It sounds like everyone, and especially Ryan Murphy realized that his franchise was getting worse by the minute. This AHS: Freak Show season had everything to be one of the best seasons ever … ending up being a huge mess with way WAY too many stories (and some stories were a big snooze fest).

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said “One of the things I love so much about that is that it can be radically, radically reinvented in terms of tone, setting, period, characters, cast. I think there’s going to be an unusually large reinvention in between Book 4 and Book 5 relative to, say, between Book 3 [Coven] and 4 [Freak Show].”

So is the problem the concept or the creator?

As someone I love always tells me, it’s not the idea that matters, it’s how you are going to execute that idea that count. Sometimes even a bad idea can turn into something incredible and vice versa. In that case it is ‘vice versa’.

This is what happens in Hollywood when you become successful:

First everyone loves you. Then everything you do or say is ‘OMG that is such a brilliant idea’, even if it’s not. Then you feel like you became a genius of some sort. In that powerful-invincible mind of yours everything you do is bound for great success. At this point people around you are no longer honest with you. Even if you do something that is not great, they would still LOVE every second of it. So you keep doing crap and nobody will dare to say anything. Then comes a moment where – hopefully – you step back and look at what you are doing and what people are saying … and then if you realize that you have made a big pile of crap you announce that you are about to ‘reinvent’ yourself.

Yes, egos are the first victims in Hollywood.

So will AHS will return from the dead next season? Let’s hope season 5 will be a good one!

About The Author

Stephane Marquet
Creative Director

First of all, excuse my French! … I was born in the South of France. Lived in Paris for 10 years and travelled the world until I moved to Los Angeles in 2008, because obviously recession was a great time to move to a new country! I also arrived around Halloween and was greeted at the Social Security offices by a nurse who directed to the window Number 6 so a witch could hand me my social security number. Welcome to America. I am a painter, a photographer and the creative director of BELLO mag.

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