American Horror Story Season 10’s ‘Weather-Dependent’ Theme May Need to Change, Ryan Murphy Reveals

The theme for the 10th season of American Horror Story might need to change amid production shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Show creator Ryan Murphy told TheWrap his original idea for the coming installment of his FX anthology has to be filmed during the warmer months.


Although an official title/theme was never revealed for season 10 – from the cast teaser released earlier this year it is highly likely the show would have featured a beach.

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Season 10 of American Horror Story was about to begin shooting when TV and film productions were halted and delayed across the United States — and plenty of others around the world — over concerns about spreading COVID-19.

Murphy told TheWrap during a recent interview to promote his new Netflix series, Hollywood:

“Well I don’t know, because a lot of what I was going to shoot was dependent on a very specific moment, it was a weather-dependent show. So now I don’t know. I don’t know what we’re going to do. I don’t know what I’m gonna do next with that show. I don’t know if I’ll accelerate another season or wait till next year to shoot this one.

You know, nobody so far has called me up and said, ‘OK, we have a plan to move forward for shooting.’

So until that day, everybody is kind of on pause. I honestly don’t know. But it’s a great season and I know all the actors are chomping at the bit to get into it, so that’s all I know.”


American Horror Story has been renewed through to Season 13 at FX, so Murphy definitely at least has the option to swap things around if he wants to.

The cast for the upcoming season which is still unnamed will include series newcomer Macaulay Culkin. Kathy BatesLeslie GrossmanBillie LourdSarah PaulsonEvan PetersAdina PorterLily RabeAngelica Ross & Finn Wittrock will be joining the cast for this season of the horror anthology.


Check out our interview with Naomi Grossman (AKA ‘Pepper’)

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