American Horror Story Season 10: Premiere Date And Other Quick Things We Know About Double Feature

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It has been nearly two years since we last saw a spooky, psychosexual, socially conscious tale of murder, mystery, and the macabre on one of the most popular horror TV shows on the air from the mind of co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Well, luckily, fans will not have to wait on American Horror Story Season 10 for very much longer as the follow-up to 2019’s tribute to the slasher era with American Horror Story: 1984 is steadily approaching. We already know that this latest season is called American Horror Story: Double Feature, but there is even more information we have to tingle your spine with, such as when you can expect to watch it.

Billie Lourd on American Horror Story: 1984

American Horror Story: Double Feature Premieres In August 2021

Traditionally, American Horror Story has been a staple of the Fall TV schedule, since that tends to be the spookiest time of year (with a few good summer horror movies proving to be the exception to the rule). However, while some episodes of American Horror Story: Double Feature will come around Halloween, it will be a bit later than normally expected as it the season is set to premiere during the 2021 Summer TV schedule, specifically on Wednesday, August 25. If this is at all disappointment to AHS fans, Season 10 has a pretty cool gimmick that may help make up for it.

American Horror Story Double Feature

American Horror Story: Double Feature Will Present Two Stories In One Season

In March 2021, co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed that the official title of Season 10 would be American Horror Story: Double Feature in a video posted to his Twitter account. The clip (an ominous depiction of water washing up against a shore) explains that the season will tell two stories “one by the sea” and “one by the sand,” which some have speculated could mean that mermaids may be involved in one of the storylines. Of course, Murphy - clearly a stickler for mystery - has yet not revealed any further plot details, but had already teased that some familiar faces will turn up.

Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters in American Horror Story: Roanoke

Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters And More Return To The American Horror Story Cast For Season 10

In February 2020, Ryan Murphy revealed in another ominous video of a shoreline posted to his Instagram that the main American Horror Story Season 10 cast would include series veterans Evan Peters, Emmy winner Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter, and Academy Award winner Kathy Bates - who were noticeably absent from the American Horror Story: 1984 cast in 2019. The clip also confirms actors from that season will be returning, including longtime series regulars Lily Rabe and Finn Wittrock, Cody Fern, Leslie Grossman, Angelica Ross, and Billie Lourd. Denis O’Hare (who has been busy with the Nevers cast for HBO) also has a role, but it appears Jessica Lange will not be returning for Double Feature. However, the cast has a few new faces that are pretty exciting to see.

American Horror Story Season 10 Cast star Macaulay Culkin

Macaulay Culkin And More Are Joining The American Horror Story Cast For Season 10

Outside of the previously absent series regulars, arguably the most gasp-inducing name from Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story Season 10 cast reveal clip was Macaulay Culkin (yes, Home Alone’s Macaualy Culkin), who will make his series debut on American Horror Story: Double Feature, along with Cirque du Soleil performer Spencer Novich, as Murphy’s Instagram also confirmed. More recently, Yellowstone star Neal McDonough was named as a new cast member and young rising starlet Ryan Kiera Armstrong from Black Widow and Amazon Prime’s The Tomorrow War cast also has a role.

Jessica Lange in Cape Fear

American Horror Story: Season 10, Episode 1 Is Titled "Cape Fear"

It was actually from Ryan Kiera Armstrong’s Instagram that audiences were teased with an interesting new detail about Season 10. The premiere episode of American Horror Story: Double Feature is called "Cape Fear," which can likely be interpreted as a reference to a 1962 thriller that was remade in 1991 by Martin Scorsese with Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, and AHS veteran Jessica Lange, coincidentally (or not). Yet, it might have more to do with the previous hints we have received about the story taking place “by the sea” and “by the sand,” which certainly falls in line with the season’s reported filming location.

Cheyenne Jackson on American Horror Story: Roanoke

American Horror Story: Double Feature Began Shooting October 2020 In Massachusetts

In another revealing Instagram post from August 2020, Ryan Murphy confirmed that American Horror Story Season 10 was going into production the following October, which he deemed as “fitting.” He did not make any mention of where the filming locations would be, but on-set photos have surfaced recently that show cast members like Finn Wittrock and crew members working on Double Feature in Provincetown, Massachusetts. With things up and running, it will be no time before we see the first these new episodes airing on their usual home.

FX's American Horror Story: Double Feature will stream on Hulu

American Horror Story: Double Feature Airs On FX And Will Stream On Hulu

I would actually argue that American Horror Story is the one show that best defines what FX is all about, from its striking visuals, brutally morbid humor, and unabashed devotion to irreverence. As expected, the celebrated cable network will present Season 10, which will also be available to stream on Hulu the day after it airs as part of FX’s exclusive deal with the digital platform.

The Rubber Woman from the American Horror Stories trailer

The New American Horror Stories Spin-Off Is Also Coming In 2021

Less than a month before the premiere of American Horror Story: Double Feature, fans will be treated with the debut American Horror Stories… plural. This new spin-off from creator Ryan Murphy will, instead of telling one new tale per season, tell one new tale per episode in the vein of other favorite horror TV shows like The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror. The spin-off anthology series will begin streaming exclusively on Hulu Thursday, July 15, 2021.

With the return of the original acclaimed hit and a new spin-off, this is looking to be a pretty exciting year for fans of the long-running thriller. Could 2021 be the year we see one of the best American Horror Story seasons yet? We shall find out whenever American Horror Story: Double Feature washes up onto our shores.

Jason Wiese
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