American Horror Story season 10 could see a big storyline shift. Series creator Ryan Murphy revealed the news in a recent interview. Fans of the hit AMC horror anthology series have been teased quite a bit over the past few months with a beach setting, though no other storyline details have been revealed by Murphy. Regardless, he seemed, and still seems, very excited about the future of the series, even if his original idea doesn't work out.
When asked about American Horror Story season 10, Ryan Murphy is unsure about keeping his original idea. A lot has changed in the entertainment industry over the past few months, for obvious reasons, and that could have a huge effect on the next season of the show, admits Murphy. He had a very specific idea that may have to wait until season 11. Murphy had this to say about season 10.
"Well I don't know, because a lot of what I was going to shoot was dependent on a very specific moment, it was a weather-dependent show. So now I don't know. I don't know what we're going to do. I don't know what I'm gonna do next with that show. I don't know if I'll accelerate another season or wait till next year to shoot this one."
As for when American Horror Story season 10 will be able to start production, that is unclear. Not even Ryan Murphy knows when that will take place, thanks to the world's current state of affairs. With that being said, certain states are experimenting with opening businesses, so Hollywood productions could be coming up next in the near future, though that is unconfirmed. Murphy explains.
"You know, nobody so far has called me up and said, 'OK, we have a plan to move forward for shooting.' 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, so that's all I know."
The cast for the upcoming season of American Horror Story includes series newcomer Macaulay Culkin, along with Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, and Finn Wittrock. Ryan Murphy went on to say, "Yes, it was a very specific vibe that I was getting ready to shoot, so I guess I'll have to wait," though he did not elaborate any further.
With 2020 being an election year, one could assume that would be a part of Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story season 10 storyline. Season 7's first episode is titled Election Night and takes place as Donald Trump is elected President of the United States. The election was heavily tied to the storyline throughout, so one could see Murphy going to repeat the election aspects, though that is pure speculation. For now, we'll just have to wait and see what he decides to do with season 10. The interview with Ryan Murphy was originally conducted by The Wrap.