‘American Horror Story’ Lands New Actor For Season 10

This summer is getting more “horrific” by the day.

American Horror Story–Ryan Murphy’s long-running, ultra-popular FX series–is heading into Season 10 with another new cast member, according to Deadline. The tenth season of the show–which has already been renewed through Season 13–will kick off Aug. 25.

For the next season, Neal McDonough has signed on to play Dwight Eisenhower (no, not the former WW II general and POTUS). No details about the character (or the familiar name) have been revealed at this time.

McDonough most recently played the villainous Damien Darhk on The CW’s Arrow and Dum Dum Dugan in Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger. Nice–he brings experience playing both bad guys and good guys to the AHS table.

Just two months ago, as reported here in Horror News Network, Paris Jackson–daughter of the King of Pop–joined the cast in an undisclosed role. Jackson will appear in the second half of the new season–which will be split into two distinct segments.

As explained by Murphy and the show’s co-creator Brad Falchuk, American Horror Story: Double Feature will be divided into One Set by the Sea and A Second by the Sand. This will allow for “two seasons for the fans, airing in one calendar year,” Murphy said. “So, double the viewing pleasure.”

The balance of the Season 10 cast includes returning members Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Angelica Ross, Finn Wittrock, Billie Lourd, Lily Rabe and Emma Roberts, along with newcomers Macaulay Culkin and Kaia Gerber.

Series veteran Ross said she was “super excited” to get to work on this season. “I’m excited for the fans to see who this next character is, because I think it’s going to be legendary,” she added. “I gagged at how the story arc ends.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on American Horror Story on FX.

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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