The American Horror Story spinoff, American Horror Stories, is real after all. The new series, originally teased on Instagram with a fan-made image of several cast members including Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts and Sarah Paulson having a digital reunion, does not have a premiere date.
The spinoff series will be weekly self-contained installments much like Shudder’s Creepshow. Meanwhile, American Horror Story season 10, set to star Paulson, Peters, Bates and Macaulay Culkin, will debut in 2021. Murphy was unsure if the new season would have to be shifted due to weather-related needs and the coronavirus pandemic’s production shutdown.
Per E! News:
“We couldn’t be more excited about our roster of new and returning shows slated through next year,” Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment, said in a statement. “It has been an extraordinary time for FX over these past three months with the launch of FX on Hulu, which has transformed our business. We believe the continued strength of our original series coupled with the growing awareness of FX on Hulu as our streaming platform will make the FX brand stronger and more relevant and accessible than ever before.”
In early May 2020, Murphy teased American Horror Stories.
“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,” Murphy captioned the Instagram. “It was so much fun and I’m glad we caught up. I miss everyone!”
What do you think of an AHS spin-off series? I personally haven’t been able to finish the last 4 to 5 seasons mainly because the writing goes off the rails at the detriment of the show. Hopefully more singular storytelling will allow for a more engaging product.