American Horror Story fans finally got the news they were waiting for as the series confirmed Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson’s return for season 10 last month. With the beach-themed cast reveal, fans have been speculating what the new installment will be based around, and now we’re getting another clue.
The original reveal featured waves crashing upon a desolate beach as Orville Peck’s “Dead of Night” plays in the background. Each cast member’s name is revealed one-by-one.
In addition to Peters and Paulson, series regulars Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross and Finn Wittrock were all revealed. One notable newcomer, Macaulay Culkin, was also among the first round of cast announcements.
Now, creator Ryan Murphy is adding to the theme speculation with the first official poster. In it, the same dreary water is in the background as someone—or something—crawls up what appears to be a cliff.
The showrunner captioned, “Things are beginning to wash up on shore…” adding to the theories of a seaside town being the setting of season 10.
Check out the teaser below.
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We already knew that fan-favorite Sarah Paulson would be returning thanks to her interview with The Wrap back in January. Both Paulson and Peters were both absent in this past season American Horror Story: 1984 but have been a part of the series in some capacity since its debut with Murder House in 2011.
The horror show wrapped its ninth season, American Horror Story: 1984, in November. It marked the first season without regulars Paulson and Evan Peters. Before that, at the Television Critics Association’s press panel, FX Prods. and FX Networks Chairman John Landgraf confirmed American Horror Story would be renewed through season 13. Back in January, Paulson confirmed she would be returning.
“I can confirm that I will be in next season,” Paulson says. “I have no idea what it will be… But I’m not coming back as a guest part, I will be a central character.”
With news of the newly confirmed seasons, The Wrap asked the star if she’ll be returning for those as well.
“God willing, I have no idea,” she said. “But I do know that I did ask Ryan [Murphy] if the question was asked to me, could I say that I was coming back and he said, ‘Yes, you can say.’ So yes, I will be back on American Horror Story.”
Check out the cast reveal below.