Through these uncertain times, it’s nice to get some consistency. People will always be outraged on Twitter. Commercials will always be the best part of this Super Bowl. And American Horror Story lovers will always be confounded by the most recent season.
It’s been over a year since the release of American Horror Story: 1984, and we know amazingly little about this forthcoming season. What is its theme? Who’s in the cast? And most importantly of all, when is it coming out? We might not have all the answers about American Horror Story Season 10, however, we do have some excellent clues — and a few solid guesses.
Is American Horror Story Season 10 Happening?
Not only is it happening, but FX is tripling back on its hit horror drama. We knew in 2018 that AHS was going to have a season, since back in January 2020, FX renewed the series throughout Season 13. The simple fact that we did not observe a new season last year isn’t a sign that the show is concluding. It was only postponed by COVID-19, a common theme during this current TV season.
When Will American Horror Story Season 10 Be Released?
There hasn’t been any official confirmation yet, but American Horror Story only started production in October so we’ve got some time to wait. In August, Ryan Murphy told fans: “Seems like American Horror Story Season 10 is opt to get an October (matching ) manufacturing launch. Thanks to everyone who’s working hard to guarantee a safe start for the cast and crew. And yes this is a hint.” Once it finally lands on Fox, it drops on Netflix a year after.
American Horror Story season 10 cast
The cast for the very first story season 10 will exhibit has been revealed and it includes Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Finn Wittrock, Leslie Grossman, Lily Rabe, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Angelica Ross, and many others. Macaulay Culkin can be set to make his AHS debut in season 10.
What’s the Theme of American Horror Story Season 10?
We finally have the name of the new season. American Horror Story Season 10 will be called Double Feature.
This subtitle is presumed to be taken literally, by the way. This season will feature not just one but two dreadful stories: one that occurs by the sea and another that occurs on the land. But what exactly those tales will include remains a mystery.
The initial concrete clue we were given was a post from Mr. Murphy himself. In May of this past year that he posted a photo of what’s thought to be Provincetown, Mass., and captioned it “American Horror Story. Clue.”
That’s not the only visual clue we have. In August 2020, Murphy published this photo of fake vampire teeth with a notice that American Horror Story would be resuming production in October:
Murphy then doubled down on this subject with the official promotional poster which was released in November of this past year. At the same post he confirmed the Provincetown setting:
Then there’s the Provincetown Board of Selectmen to think about. Lately, a project titled”Pilgrim” asked the board for permission to film. They have been allowed it, but that hint needs to be taken with a grain of salt. It is not uncommon for shows or movies to use codenames during filming.
That brings us to Murphy himself. During a meeting with The Wrap, Murphy disclosed his original idea for Season 10 was dependent on the weather. “Well I don’t know, a great deal of what I was planning to take was reliant on a very specific moment, it turned out to be a weather-dependent show,” Murphy stated. “So now I don’t know. I don’t understand what we’re going to perform. I don’t understand what I’m gonna do next with that show. I don’t know if I’ll accelerate another season or wait until next year to take this one”
What does this all mean? We could take that on-location name at its word and guess that this year has to do with pilgrims. We’ve seen American Horror Story return in time before with Freak Show, and it played with early American settlers from Roanoke. There is also the true name, Double Feature, to consider. Is that a nod to Rocky Horror Picture Show’s opening tune, “Science Fiction/Double Feature”? It wouldn’t be the first time Murphy has paid homage to the cult musical. And by what we know of this new year it appears to have that sort of over-the-top vibe. Is this season reminiscent of old Hollywood movies, yearning for a time when movie drive-ins were ordinary? Who knows?
But a part of us is hoping that at least half of the new season will incorporate something which includes both sharp teeth and enjoys the sea: mermaids. Or sirens, if you would like. The concept of a group of dangerous beauties waiting to lure in unsuspecting victims seems like a ton of fun.