‘American Horror Story’ Creator Ryan Murphy Plans New Spinoff Series

Looks like Ryan Murphy doesn’t feel sufficiently fulfilled with just one wildly successful horror TV series.

The ambitious producer this week made the surprise announcement that he is planning a spinoff of his popular FX anthology American Horror Story, a show tentatively titled (predictably enough) American Horror Stories, according to Variety.

Murphy took to Instagram to unveil his plans for a “one-hour contained” spinoff of his nine-year-old series. It is unclear at this point if the spinoff will air on FX or another network and details on the new work-in-progress are sketchy, but each episode reportedly will be its own individual ghost story that probably will feature actors from the main show.

Plans for the spinoff were disclosed in a unique manner, via a Zoom chat among Murphy and several cast members of American Horror Story, including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates.

During the Zoom chat, as explained by Murphy, everyone “reminisced about the good times (and talked about) the spinoff we’re doing called American Horror Stories, when we will start filming the next season of the mothership and other stuff I cannot print. It was so much fun, and I’m glad we caught up. I miss everyone!”.

And speaking of the “mothership”, Murphy announced a couple of months ago that Macaulay Culkin would join the cast for the 10th season, and also released a trailer for the upcoming season.  Other than that, Murphy has been keeping revelations close to his vest. The shooting schedule for Season 10 is still up in the air–due to the COVID-19 crisis–but it has been confirmed that most of the core cast will be back in action for the next season.

Murphy seemed more concerned about his actors and their welfare than the upcoming 10th season of AHS. “What I’m trying to do is make sure that my cast and crew hear from me and feel taken care of because it’s a dark and scary time for so many people,” he said.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on the AHS schedule, as well as for further details on the anticipated spinoff.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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