AMERICAN HORROR STORY Spinoff Confirmed - Nerdist

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.

According to Variety, FX has confirmed that the green light has been given for American Horror Stories has been officially greenlit. 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.

Sarah Paulson looks frightened while a clown stalks her in the background in this image from American Horror Story: Cult.FX Networks

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.

There’s no information on when American Horror Stories will air or if it’ll air concurrently with the delayed season 10 in 2021, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled for details.

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