American Gothic is already looking well beyond Season 2.
Showrunner Corinne Brinkerhoff has revealed a six season plan for the CBS series, with each season providing resolution in line with its anthology format, per TheWrap:
When did you figure out who the killer was?
I had a plan when I pitched the show, and it stayed pretty close to that. But when we sat down in the writers’ room, we made a master plan of what would happen over the course of the first season. So we would be able to build towards the final answer and put in little hints and teases along the way.
The show has been advertised as a “13-part murder mystery” so are we promised there will be resolution to this at the end of Season 1?
There will be resolution, yes. You’ll get all the answers. That was something we made sure of early on, this is kind of like your summer novel, in TV form. So you get an answer. I wanted there to be one satisfying story, and then figure out how to pivot to Season 2. That’s the fun part.
Do you know what Season 2 is? Is it a whole new family?
Yeah, when I pitched it, it was that the first five or six seasons would be the same general idea, but each season would be a different family, different setting, different mystery. So it will explore similar themes and be very character-based. That’s the creative ideal for all of us … the same universe, same playground, but to completely reinvent the family and the story, which we can do over and over again.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the survival status of American Gothic…