American Horror Story 2011 News: Dylan McDermott & Connie Britton Discuss Why Show & Doesn’t Scare Viewers Away

In a recent conference call to promote the show, American Horror Story‘s Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott discussed why the show has retained an audience despite its terrifying subject material.

“What is so brilliant about what Ryan [Murphy] and Brad [Falchuk] do is they have a very distinct vision that is so outside-the-box of anything we’ve seen before, and they have such a great talent for bringing that to fruition. I think audiences — even those whose natural inclination is not to watch a show like this — are drawn to and appreciate being challenged,” Britton said.

McDermott agreed, saying, “People are smart and want to have something to watch that’s interesting and intelligent… and a lot of television doesn’t offer that. It’s the complexity of the show that makes it stand out.”