American Horror Story fans are thrilled to hear of a new spinoff series from show creator Ryan Murphy; what could American Horror Stories be about?
American Horror Story fans are thrilled to hear of a new spinoff series from the show’s creator Ryan Murphy. The question is, what could the new series be about?
American Horror Story has been a mainstay for horror fans since season 1, later subtitled Murder House, aired in 2011. Although some seasons have been better received than others, the show continues to find success with viewers. The tenth season of the show is currently slated for release sometime in 2020, but there have been setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, American Horror Story has been renewed for an additional three seasons.
One of the defining features of American Horror Story is that each season features a different theme and storyline, although there has been some crossover between seasons, particularly in season 8, Apocalypse, that connected directly to events and characters from both season 1, Murder House, and season 3, Coven. Many of the cast members return each season to play different characters, including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Jessica Lange, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, and many others. Interestingly, many of these cast members were on the call with Ryan Murphy when he made the announcement that he would be doing an American Horror Story spinoff series.
What The American Horror Story Spinoff Series Could Be About
The new series is called American Horror Stories, and is going to be a collection of one-off episodes. Other than that, very little is known so far, but it’s likely to feature many of the same cast members of the original show. Episodes could easily be self-contained stories of characters with which audiences are already familiar. For instance, there could be episodes where fan-favorite characters, similar to Queenie’s travels to the Hotel Cortez, encounter supernatural forces or try to stop various horrors from happening. Other episodes could feature the Langdons, filling in certain missing details, such as why Rose Langdon does not have eyes. There could also be episodes devoted to the tragic backstories of Liz Taylor, The Countess, Twisty the Clown, and a whole slew of others.
Of course, American Horror Stories could also do its own thing entirely. Ryan Murphy has, after all, produced shows from all sorts of different genres and themes, from Glee to Nip Tuck. Episodes might be entirely original, with their own casts of characters, similar to other anthology series, such as Black Mirror or the rebooted Twilight Zone. This could give American Horror Story alumni, as well as some new faces, a chance to contribute even more characters to the show’s canon, and audiences a chance to see something different.