Here’s why ‘American Horror Story’ season 10’s theme could change
American Horror Story fans have been waiting in anticipation for more information surrounding season 10 of the anthology. So far this year, creator Ryan Murphy has posted a few cryptics teasers for the forthcoming season. Although no concrete information or release date has been announced yet, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has greatly impacted both the filming and possibly the overall theme for season 10.
Murphy shared in an interview today that he may have to reimagine American Horror Story's new season in its entirety.
Due to coronavirus, a number of television productions have been impacted including Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy. For American Horror Story season 10, however, production hasn't even started. The new season was set to begin filming soon and now has been postponed indefinitely. The delay in the show's production schedule has created a very specific problem for Murphy and those involved.
In an interview with The Wrap, Murphy shares that season 10's plot is greatly dependent on warmer weather. As production is likely to be stopped for quite some time, pushing filming into the colder months, Murphy says a lot of things will have to be reevaluated.
"A lot of what I was going to shoot was dependent on a very specific moment," Murphy says. "It was a weather-dependent show. So now I don't know. I don't know what we're going to do."
Due to the uncertainty of current circumstances, Murphy is unsure about the fate of the season 10 he had planned in his mind. At this time, he is weighing his options on when filming can begin and what plot will be in store for the forthcoming AHS season.
"I don't know what I'm going to do next with that show," he shares. "I don't know if I'll accelerate another season or wait til next year to shoot this one."
Despite the setback, Murphy shares that the cast and crew of American Horror Story are eager to get back to work.
"You know, nobody so far has called me up and said, 'OK, we have a plan to move forward for shooting,'" he says. "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."
Season 9, American Horror Story: 1984, hit the small screen in September of 2019. So far, a number of actors have been confirmed for season 10. Back in January, Sara Paulson announced her return for season 10 alongside Evan Peters. Both Paulson and Peters were absent in season 9 of the anthology.
Joining Paulson and Peters for season 10 will be Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross and Finn Wittrock. Macaulay Culkin will also be joining season 10 as an AHS newcomer. There is no word yet on if Emma Roberts will be making an appearance in the new season.
Along with the caption, “Things are beginning to wash up on shore…," many fans are speculating that the new season could be based around water or the beach. This would correspond with Murphy's latest statement that season 10's filming is weather-dependent.
Murphy also revealed the cast for season 10 through a video with a beach, fueling even more fire to speculation about what the new season could be about.
Murphy also caused speculation that themes and possible characters from American Horror Story: Murder House, the show's debut season, could bleed into season 10. With the caption, "Coming soon....," Murphy shared a photo of Rubber Man who appeared in both Murder House and Apocalypse.
Other than the teasers shared by Murphy, no details regarding season 10's plot have been shared yet. So until Murphy reveals more about the fate of the forthcoming season and the changes that could be made to it, we will have to sit and theorize about what is in store for American Horror Story for now.
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