It may not be spooky szn yet, but American Horror Story season 10 news is beginning to surface. Ryan Murphy—who must be insanely busy with his Netflix deal—has just delivered the first glimpse at his latest horror story…and let me tell you, it’s promising.
Here’s everything we know so far:
It’s happening! But you already knew that. After season nine—an ode to ’80s slasher films—aired, the FX anthology series was greenlit through season 13. At the Television Critics Association winter press tour, FX Networks chairman John Landgraf announced the news and called AHS creators Murphy and Brad Falchuk “the undisputed masters of horror TV, having created the anthological limited series with American Horror Story and sustaining its success for nearly a decade as FX’s highest-rated series.”
There will be 10 episodes. As usual.
The cast list has been posted. First things first: Sarah Paulson returns! Now that that’s out of the way, enjoy this Instagram post from Ryan Murphy announcing who’s back (and who’s new) for season 10.
Here’s the full list (so far?):
- Kathy Bates
- Macaulay Culkin
- Leslie Grossman
- Billie Lourd
- Sarah Paulson
- Evan Peters
- Adina Porter
- Lily Rabe
- Angelica Ross
- Finn Wittrock
Exciting returns include Bates, Paulson, and Peters, who were deeply missed in season nine. Notably missing are Emma Roberts and Jessica Lange, two major players in the franchise.
But it’s the addition of Culkin in that number-two slot which may prove to be the most interesting choice. While his brother, Kieran Culkin, is killing it on Succession, the Home Alone child star has slowly been making his way back into the public eye.
“I enjoy acting. I enjoy being on set,” Culkin said in a recent Esquire cover story. “I don’t enjoy a lot of the other things that come around it. What’s a good analogy? The Shawshank Redemption. The way he gets out of prison is to crawl through a tube of s—, you know? It feels like to get to that kind of freedom, I’d have to crawl through a tube of s—. And you know what? I’ve built a really nice prison for myself. It’s soft. It’s sweet. It smells nice. You know? It’s plush.”
We don’t know what it will be about…yet. Fan theories aside, all we really have to go on is Murphy’s beachy Instagram post to the tune of Orville Peck’s “Dead of Night.” So what could the ocean have to do with season 10? I’m going to go all-in right now and say mermaids. But you know, the creepy siren kind that lure sailors to their deaths. I would watch the hell out of that.
Keep checking back for more updates on American Horror Story season 10.