Who would have imagined that American Horror Story, the program that gave us the term “cranking,” would still be airing after more than a decade on television?
Actually, it is something that is somewhat up for dispute. Season ten kicked out with a bang with Red Tide, but the Death Valley half of the season let us down with the type of plotting we’d expect from Ryan Murphy’s hit-and-miss spinoff American Horror Stories, which was a disappointment.
Still, it doesn’t rule out the possibility of another season of American Horror Story. In January 2020, FX announced that Murphy’s flagship program will be renewed for an unprecedented three further seasons, bringing the show’s storyline to a total of at least 13 chapters.
“Ryan and Brad [Fulchuk] are the uncontested masters of horror television, having pioneered the anthological limited series with American Horror Story and sustained its popularity for over a decade as FX’s highest-rated series,” said FX chairman John Landgraf at the time.
But what’s next for this dazzling freak show, you ask? American Horror Story: Freak Show will return to its roots in season 11, or will the series’ writers continue to play with the genre even further? Is there a possibility of another crossover in the future? Jessica Lange would be a better actress and the world would be a better place if she returned to the big screen to reprise one of her most iconic roles at least one more…
Here’s all we know about the next season of American Horror Story.
American Horror Story Season 11: When Will It Air?
Despite the fact that American Horror Story’s internal chronology is a jumbled mess, the show’s external timeline has remained quite constant for the most part. Up to season 9, each season began with a new chapter that debuted around September or October of each year and concluded just before Christmas.
However, because of COVID-related delays, American Horror Story was forced to postpone its season finale until at least 2021 completely. In the unlikely event that anything else goes wrong, the production seems to be back on pace, which implies that we may anticipate American Horror Story to resume with season 11 sometime in September or October 2022.
American Horror Story season 11 cast: Who Will Be Returning To The Show?
American Horror Story regulars like Evan Peters have appeared less often throughout the years, and it seems that this is a result of the passage of time. The actress Sarah Paulson, in particular, has said that season ten may have been her last, despite the fact that she is one of the show’s most beloved characters.
During an appearance on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen (as reported by E! Online), Paulson expressed skepticism about her future with American Horror Story: Freak Show.
“It’s the first time in roughly three years that I’m not sure what to do. The last season of American Horror Story, I believe, will be my last. I mean, I’m not sure what to say. It seems like every time he comes to me with some whack a-doodle-doodle persona, I just think, ‘Yes!’ ‘Let’s go for it!’ But I’m not sure what I’m talking about.”
Newer fan favorites such as Angelica Ross, Leslie Grossman, Cody Fern, and Billie Lourd will be given more opportunities to shine as the old guard progressively transitions to other endeavors. In the event that they do make an appearance in season 11, it seems that Finn Wittrock will not be joining them since he is currently filming a new HBO Max program in which he will portray Green Lantern.
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What Will The Topic Of American Horror Story Season 11 Be About Is Still Unknown?
When it comes to each American Horror Story theme, series creator Ryan Murphy is generally tight-lipped, but he tested the waters in April 2021 by asking the fanbase what they wanted to see in the series going forward for the first time.
On Twitter, Murphy encouraged followers to vote on a number of possible themes, including Aliens, Christmas Horror (including Bloody Mary), Piggy Man (with Sirens), and Plague (which has since been removed from the site). Considering how important aliens were to Season Ten, we don’t expect to see them return anytime in the near future. Nevertheless, what about the other alternatives?
Sirens and Bloody Mary were the last two selections, and they turned out to be the most popular. The only issue is that Ryan never announced which option had truly won the poll, or, more importantly, whether or not the results would have any influence on American Horror Story: Freak Show in season 11.
However, even if Murphy decides to use Sirens or Bloody Mary as a subject, it could just as well become the center of a spinoff series of American Horror Stories, or something else different. Ryan used the words “Expanding the Universe” in his initial tweet, implying that this may have nothing to do with season 11 of the show. However, for the time being, this is all we have to go on.
How Long Will We Have To Wait Till We Get New Footage From American Horror Story?
We won’t be able to share what fresh footage will look like until we depose the current Supreme and accede to our rightful position as the coven’s leader, which won’t happen until we destroy the current Supreme. Even still, we wouldn’t be shocked if our first peek of American Horror Story season 11 comes at least as early as the end of Summer 2022, and preferably before.
American Horror Story: Double Feature airs on FX in the United States and launched on Disney+ in the United Kingdom on October 20. Seasons 1-8 are available to stream on Netflix, with seasons 1-9 available to purchase on Amazon Prime Video.