For the first time since its debut in 2011, “American Horror Story” was not a part of FX’s fall TV schedule in 2020. We know, we know — that was even scarier than seeing Twisty the Clown at your birthday party. “AHS” Season 10 was supposed to begin filming in Spring 2020, but then the coronavirus pandemic began flaring up in the United States so production was understandably delayed. The show finally aired on Wednesday, August 25, but fans were confused because it was billed as Part 1. So what about Part 2?
Here’s everything to know about “American Horror Story” Season 10. Bookmark this page as we’ll be updating when new information is revealed.
In March 2021, creator Ryan Murphy officially unveiled the title of Season 10 on his Instagram account. The announcement read: “The title of ‘American Horror Story 10’ is ‘Double Feature.’ Two horrifying stories … one season. One by the sea … one by the sand. More to come…”
Part 1 is titled “Red Tide” and consists of six episodes, concluding on September 22. Newbie Macaulay Culkin plays a prostitute and joins up with a host of former repertory players, including: Finn Wittrock and Lily Rabe as the central Gardner couple who move to Provincetown, Massachusetts and encounter sharp-toothed monsters, Sarah Paulson as a homeless local nicknamed TB Karen, Evan Peters as playwright Austin Sommers, Adina Porter as Chief Burelson, Leslie Grossman as talent agent Ursula, Billie Lourd as dentist/tattoo artist Leslie “Lark” Feldman, Angelica Ross as The Chemist and Frances Conroy as famed author Sarah “Belle Noir” Cunningham. Newcomer Ryan Kiera Armstrong rounds out the main cast as the Gardners’ violinist daughter Alma.
Part 2 will debut September 29 and feature a desert theme with aliens. “Death Valley” will tell its entire story across only four episodes, the shortest in “AHS” history. We already know the titles of the first two eps: “Take Me to Your Leader” (Sept. 29) and “Inside” (Oct. 6). And here are the confirmed cast members: Paulson as Mamie Eisenhower, Neal McDonough as Dwight D. Eisenhower, Rabe, Ross, Grossman, Kaia Gerber, Nico Greetham, Rachel Hilson, Rebecca Dayan and Cody Fern. In July 2021, production on this mini-season was temporarily delayed due to an on-set case of Covid-19. Watch the new “Death Valley” trailer above.
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Production commenced on the Fox lot in October 2020, about six months after it was originally supposed to take place. “Looks like ‘American Horror Story’ Season 10 is go for an October (fitting) production launch,” Murphy posted on Instagram. “Thanks to everyone who is working hard to assure a safe start for the cast and crew.” He accompanied the news with a visual “clue” of a mouth with sharpened teeth. In early 2021 the cast was spotted filming exterior scenes in Provincetown, Massachusetts for the “Red Tide” episodes.
Yes, Paulson and Peters are back
Viewers who missed seeing these two “American Horror Story” stalwarts in Season 9 were happy to see them make their triumphant returns in Season 10. As you’re no doubt aware, Paulson and Peters are the only cast members who appeared in each of the first eight cycles, though they skipped out on last year’s “1984” summer camp installment. “We were about to start when Covid shut everything down,” Paulson recently told me about the delayed Season 10 schedule.
New teaser image
In November 2020, Murphy once again teased fans with an image of sharpened teeth. This time, however, his post was accompanied by the official “AHS10” logo:
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