American Horror Story Season 10 might change its planned theme
In a recent interview with The Wrap, creator Ryan Murphy has opened up about the current status of FX’s forthcoming tenth season of American Horror Story, revealing that there’s a possibility that he might change his original idea for the new season’s theme because it has to be filmed during warmer months. Like other film and TV productions in Hollywood, the production for AHS Season 10 has also been delayed due to the ongoing global pandemic.
“Well I don’t know, because a lot of what I was going to shoot was dependent on a very specific moment, it was a weather-dependent show,” Murphy said. “So now I don’t know. I don’t know what we’re going to do. I don’t know what I’m gonna do next with that show. I don’t know if I’ll accelerate another season or wait till next year to shoot this one.”
He further confirmed that there is currently no plans of when production will be able to begin. “You know, nobody so far has called me up and said, ‘OK, we have a plan to move forward for shooting. So until that day, everybody is kind of on pause. I honestly don’t know. But it’s a great season and I know all the actors are chomping at the bit to get into it, so that’s all I know.”
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.