Glee creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are turning from high school talent to horror for their latest TV project.
The FX channel has ordered 13 episodes of new drama American Horror Story which the broadcaster claims has "reinvented the horror genre" .
The show stars Dylan McDermott, best known for his role in US legal drama The Practice, and Connie Britton, aka Tami Taylor in American football drama Friday Night Lights. They will play a couple who move their family from Boston to Los Angeles to, as FX put it, "reconcile past anguish".
The drama also features Oscar-winning star Jessica Lange in her first regular TV series role, along with Six Feet Under actress Frances Conroy.
American Horror Story was co-created by executive producers Ryan and Brad, who have worked their magic on hit plastic surgery drama Nip/Tuck as well as the award-winning Glee.
Their new drama begins production in Los Angeles next week and is set to premiere on FX in October.