The Emmy award winning FX series, American Horror Story, has a spinoff in the works. Ryan Murphy (Hollywood, The Politician), the series’ endowed showrunner and producer announced the news on Instagram after collaborating with a few of the American Horror Story cast members on a Zoom conference call discussing the creation of the new anthology.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project underway, American Horror Stories, will be an episodic anthology series with a one hour run time. Each episode will also tell an individual horror story and will likely star familiar cast members from the original show such as Sarah Paulson (Glass, Bird Box,), Kathy Bates (Titanic, Fried Green Tomatoes), and Evan Peters (X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Kick-Ass).
The news for the American Horror Stories project came after Murphy’s reveal of the parent show’s season 10 teaser trailer. Also during this time, Murphy announced Macaulay Culkin’s (Home Alone, Richie Rich) starring in the series. Deadline confirms that season 10 of AHS was set to have a fall premiere, but it became one of the many shows forced to halt its production due to the coronavirus.
Murphy expressed his excitement for American Horror Stories and catching up with his cast. He says, according to Variety, that they “reminisced about the good times…the spin off we’re doing called “American Horror Stories” (one hour contained episodes)…when we start filming the next season for the mothership…and other stuff I cannot print. It was so much fun and I’m glad we caught up. I miss everyone!”
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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!
American Horror Story premiered in 2011 with its first installment, Murder House. Since its nine seasons, the franchise has received high acclaim, averaging almost 10 million viewers per episode across linear and non-linear platforms, Variety states. The series celebrated reaching its 100th episode during its ninth season, 1984.
AHS has been renewed for three more installments, taking the original show into its 13th season. It is still unclear if American Horror Stories will air on FX. There is also minimal information on the development of the series or when it is expected to premiere.