Celebrity Zoom calls are all the rage these days. It turns out, they’re also perfect vehicles for big announcements. That’s what happened in a Zoom chat creator Ryan Murphy had with the cast of his hit FX series American Horror Story. Murphy shared a screen grab of the chat on his Instagram account and casually mentioned in the text description that the gang will soon work together on a spinoff show titled American Horror Stories.
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“American Horror Story” cast zoom call...where we reminisced about the good times...the spin off we're doing called "American Horror Stories" (one hour contained episodes)...when we will start filming the next season of the mothership...and other stuff I cannot print. It was so much fun and I'm glad we caught up. I miss everyone!
The one-hour anthology series will borrow from American Horror Story‘s gambit of constant reinvention, but at a much shorter pace. While the original series takes an entire season to tell a spooky story, the new show will tell “contained” stories per episode. Sort of like The Twilight Zone and other horror anthologies.
We don’t yet know who will feature into episodes of American Horror Stories, but considering the language Murphy used in his Instagram post, it seems likely that all of the cast included on the chat will be involved in some way. That includes Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, the original’s constants (although Peters did not appear in the last season, 1984), along with the most legendary ensemble member, Jessica Lange. Lange left the show after Freak Show but turned up for an episode of Apocalypse a few seasons later. She continues to work with Murphy pretty regularly.
Other regular cast members on the call were Lily Rabe, Denis O’Hare, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Emma Roberts, Angelica Ross, Leslie Grossman, Finn Wittrock, Taissa Farmiga, Billie Lourd, Dylan McDermott, Adina Porter, and Cody Fern.
The 10th season of American Horror Story is currently in the works, although filming hasn’t started due to COVID-19. We don’t know much about the season yet, including its subtitle. We do know that Macaulay Culkin will star, along with returning cast members Bates, Paulson, Peters, Grossman, Lourd, Porter, Rabe, Ross, and Wittrock. From a brief trailer and promo image Murphy shared, it appears to have some sort of desolate beach theme.
American Horror Stories has not been officially confirmed by FX or anyone higher up, but we’ll keep our eyes on new information as it becomes available.
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