From Ryan Murphy on why 'Coven' is the best season (en). Inside TV (2013-10-04).
- Murphy has discussed American Horror Story spin-off ideas with FX. He didn’t give any specifics about what a spin-off might involve, but seemed to hint this season is a contender. That would make sense — the school is basically Harry Potter with sex, it’s an idea you can build a regular series around (though X-Men is the more accurate comparison given the way their super-powers are allocated and the way the witches are portrayed as hunted and feared societal outcasts). "[FX chief] John Landgraf and I have always spoken about that this show is ripe to spin something off, to do something different. I don’t know. We’re talking about it. I love this season, I love the cast, I love what it’s about, I love that set more than life itself."
- Murphy knows the focus of AHS season 4 — but isn’t telling. "We might have the [Coven] finale and then announce at end of the show what next year is by doing some visual thing. I think the last image of the season is what you’re getting next year."