FX has released the first teaser for their American Horror Story spin-off series American Horror Stories. Promising viewers “more horror than you can handle”, the announcement was made via social media which also shared the series’ release date. The mini video features a red and black aesthetic, with creepy images of demons, snakes, and witches’ totems.
Created by Ryan Murphy, the anthology series will feature stand-alone episodes instead of a season-long story arc seen in American Horror Story. Sarah Paulson is set to direct the seven hour-long episodes. The reason for self-contained episodes, Murphy explained, is to enable the show to delve into horror myths, legends, and lore.
As an extra treat for fans, American Horror Stories will feature actors and actresses who have appeared in the flagship series. This includes Matt Bomer, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Sierra McCormick, Kaia Gerber. Paris Jackson is also set to star in the first two episodes.
The first two episodes of American Horror Stories will debut on July 15th, exclusively on FX and streaming service Hulu.
Meanwhile, American Horror Story is gearing up for its 10th season with some exciting casting news. According to Deadline, Neal McDonough of Arrow fame has signed on as a series regular and will portray Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower.
McDonough’s casting is something quite special. The actor has a wide range, portraying a variety of different characters in shows of various genres. In addition to playing Damien Darhk on Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, he has worked on Van Helsing, The 100, Suits, Yellowstone, Justified, Desperate Housewives, Band of Brothers, Robert Zemeckis’ Project Blue Book, and Netflix’s Altered Carbon, and more.
He is also no stranger to the big screen with film credits that include Monsters of Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Warrant, Captain America, Minority Report, and Game Over, Man!. McDonough’s most recent work can be seen on Boon which recently wrapped filming. He serves as executive producer on the project as well. He also recently shot the Screen Gems reboot Resident Evil: Raccoon City.
McDonough joins an ensemble of new and familiar faces for American Horror Story: Double Feature. The is includes Macaulay Culkin, Frances Conroy, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, and Finn Wittrock.
Although there isn’t much information about the actual plot of season 10, we do know that it will be divided into two stories – “one by the sea, one by the sand.” Fans were also treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the show in March when Murphy shared a photo from the set in Provincetown, MA. The images featured cast members Macaulay Culkin and Leslie Grossman arm in arm, essentially teasing their characters’ relationship. Although its production was delayed as a result of the ongoing global pandemic, the 10th season of American Horror Story will premiere on August 25, 2021