Ryan Murphy teases key returning character in American Horror Story
Not many details are currently known about the upcoming tenth season of Ryan Murphy’s hit horror anthology American Horror Story, but the Emmy-winning showrunner/creator took to Instagram to tease the return of Murder House’s mysterious Rubber Man!
In addition to sharing the AHS teaser, Ryan Murphy opened up in an interview with Collider about the long-awaited third season of his Emmy-winning true crime anthology, American Crime Story: Impeachment, revealing he’s “very excited” to delve into Monica Lewinsky’s side of the notorious scandal and believing “she’s earned the right to be able to tell her story, how she wants to tell it.”
“It’s very similar to what happened when we did OJ with Marcia Clark,” Murphy explained. “You forget how vilified and misunderstood Marcia Clark was, and I feel the same way about Monica. That she’s not been treated fairly, and that she is a cultural figure who literally deserves her day in court and in this show she will get it. The scripts are fantastic. Slow and steady wins the race with that one. We’re in no rush to make them. We just want them to be good. The show has a very strong beating social heart. You got to get it right. It can’t just be an exploitation about something. So figuring out the writing and how to do that, and then the casting of it always takes forever. It took me a year to cast Versace. It took me a year and a half to cast this.”
American Horror Story Season 10 will be led by series alums stars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, and Finn Wittrock. It will also feature new cast member Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone), which will mark his first major TV role since appearing as a guest-star in last year’s Hulu comedy series Dollface.
Details on the latest installment of the anthology horror series are being kept under wraps, though the video Murphy shared could possibly be full of clues for the upcoming season. Orville Peck’s “Dead of Night” plays over a dark, overcast beach scene as the cast list fades in and out.
Last Season 9, titled AHS: 1984, was set in the summer of 1984, five friends escape Los Angeles to work as counselors at Camp Redwood. As they adjust to their new jobs, they quickly learn that the only thing scarier than campfire tales is the past coming to haunt you.
It starred series alums Emma Roberts, Cody Fern, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, and John Carroll Lynch along with new cast members Olympic gold medalist Gus Kenworthy, Zach Villa (Destroyer), and DeRon Horton (Dear White People). Glee vet Matthew Morrison and Pose star Angelica Ross, who have both worked with Murphy’s other shows, also appeared last season.
FX reports that the series’ total audience is over 1 billion total viewers across its 103 episodes and nine seasons. American Horror Story, which has featured stars Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Taissa Farmiga, Lady Gaga, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, and many more during its run, has received 95 Emmy nominations and won 16 times, as well as two Golden Globe awards.