Sarah Paulson On Board To Direct Episode Of ‘American Horror Stories’

Sarah Paulson is one busy lady! Not only is she returning for the 10th season of American Horror Story on FX and preparing for her lead role in the upcoming Ratched series on Netflix, but the Emmy winner is also on tap to direct an episode of the AHS spinoff series, American Horror Stories to air on FX in Hulu. Whew!

This stint in the director’s chair will be the second for Paulson in the Ryan Murphy-created franchise, as reported by Deadline. She helmed the episode “Return to Murder House” for the eighth season of AHS.

The American Horror Stories anthology series, as reported here in Horror News Network, will consist of short, one-hour scenarios contained in single episodes–as opposed to full seasons. Each episode is planned as a self-contained “ghost story”. No details on the episode Paulson will direct were revealed.

As far as the long-running American Horror Story series goes, the popular show will be back for Season 10 in 2021, having been pushed back an entire year (you know why) from its planned debut. Paulson will be back in front of the camera for the flagship show, joining the returning Evan Peters–who missed last year’s American Horror Story: 1984.

Those actors will team up again with returning ensemble members Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross and Finn Wittrock. And, as reported, former child actor Macaulay Culkin will join the cast for Season 10 in what has been described as an “insane” role. Wait and see.

Eric Schrier, president of FX Entertainment, was very upbeat on the entire franchise. “We couldn’t be more excited about our roster of new and returning shows,” he said. “It has been an extraordinary time for FX over these past three months with the launch of FX on Hulu. We believe the continued strength of our original series, coupled with the growing awareness of FX on Hulu as our streaming platform, will make the FX brand stronger and more relevant.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for more details on the AHS franchise and on the upcoming Sarah Paulson directorial assignment.

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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