For nine seasons Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story (AHS) has been a staple at FX. The anthology series has seen great success since it’s inception back in 2011, so when FX announced that we’re getting American Horror Story Season 10, fans were thrilled to be thrilled. Their excitement multiplied when FX also announced that not only would AHS return for a tenth season, but AHS would be renewed through season 13.
Here’s everything we know about American Horror Story season 10, so far.
WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH AMERICAN HORROR STORY SEASON 10
American Horror Story season 10 will not air on the FX network. All previous nine seasons could be found there, but the show is now changing things up and moving exclusively to streaming on Hulu.
Don’t expect that means you’ll be able to binge the show. As part of Hulu’s “FX On Hulu” scheme they usually air episodes weekly, just like they would on broadcast TV. So really, you’re gaining nothing here and you have to pay for Hulu, if you don’t already have it.
With no announced storyline also comes no set premiere date, at least not yet. With recent American Horror Story seasons starting in the September timeframe, one could assume that is when American Horror Story season 10 will kick-off. Fans will be happy to know that season ten will have 10 episodes.
THE CREATORS RETURN FOR AMERICAN HORROR STORY SEASON 10
Murphy and Falchuk are not only known for American Horror Story but also well-known for their earlier works with Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story‘s companion anthology series American Crime Story, and Scream Queens. Their success and popularity have kept them mainstream while they continue to churn out scary, weird, and gory seasons of American Horror Story. Season 10 should not disappoint.
In what should make all American Horror Story fans jump with glee, the confirmation that Sarah Paulson (Glass, The Goldfinch) and Evan Peters (X-Men series, The Pirates of Somalia) would be returning to the anthology series is big news for American Horror Story season 10.
As you may be well aware, Paulson and Peters were strangely absent in season 9’s AHS: 1984 after Peters had appeared in every season prior and Paulson coming aboard in season two.
As this is an anthology series, Paulson has showed up as a few different characters. She was the conjoined twin sisters in AHS: Freak Show, she was Cordelia, the head of the Witches Council in AHS: Coven, she also played Sally, the spirit of a heroin junkie in American Horror Story: Hotel among other roles in the series.
Kathy Bates (Misery, Dolores Claiborne) is another big returning star. She has been part of five seasons: American Horror Story: Coven, Freak Show, Hotel, Roanoke and Apocalypse creating memorable and frightening characters along the way.
Also returning for American Horror Story season ten are Leslie Grossman (Shrill, Goliath), Billie Lourd (Scream Queens, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker), Adina Porter (The Morning Show, The 100), Lily Rabe (Finding Steve McQueen), Angelica Ross (Claws, Her Story), and Finn Wittrock (The Last Black Man in San Francisco, If Beale Street Could Talk).
It was Ryan Murphy himself who announced his American Horror Story season 10 casting when he posted to his Instagram a short teaser with the cast names rolling across the screen to the accompaniment of Orville Peck’s song Dead of Night. Here it is…
THAT NEW BIG NAME
One thing you may notice, if you have not already heard the big news, is the second name Murphy set out on his Instagram. That would be former child star and mega-star of Home Alone fame, Macaulay Culkin.
This is a big get for Murphy, to land Culkin as well as bringing back his American Horror Story royalty of Peters, Paulson, and Bates. But for Culkin, his mixed feelings for stepping back into the spotlight can be understood.
Macaulay Culkin recently told Esquire in a cover story, “I don’t enjoy a lot of the other things that come around it. What’s a good analogy? The Shawshank Redemption. The way he gets out of prison is to crawl through a tube of s—, you know? It feels like to get to that kind of freedom, I’d have to crawl through a tube of s—. And you know what? I’ve built a really nice prison for myself. It’s soft. It’s sweet. It smells nice. You know? It’s plush.”
Well, let’s see if Murphy has him crawling through anything in American Horror Story season 10. Culkin, who has been known to poke fun at himself, took another shot in jest as he posted a tweet shortly after the announcement of his AHS starring role…
MISSING FROM AMERICAN HORROR STORY SEASON 10
There are some notable names missing from Murphy’s Instagram which leads to some speculation that further cast announcements are forthcoming. Some of those biggies include Connie Britton, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, and Jessica Lange.
WHAT IS SEASON 10 ABOUT?
Word is that they are changing the format of the show for American Horror season 10, motivated at least in part by their move to Hulu. Instead of season 10 telling one horror story stretched over 13 episodes, every episode will now be a self-contained horror story. Basically they’re turning it into a full anthology series like The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror.
Murphy and Falchuk are notorious for keeping their storylines secret until the last possible moment. We can make a guess from Murphy’s cryptic cast announcement, since it was set looking out into the ocean. So perhaps there will be one episode of terror at an all-inclusive? Maybe cruise ship horror episode is in the works, as that was at one time an idea they were going to run with.
Nothing has been officially announced about American Horror Story season 10’s plot yet.