The theme for the 10th season of “American Horror Story” might need to change amid production shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic, as Ryan Murphy told TheWrap his original idea for the coming installment of his FX anthology has to be filmed during the warmer months.
“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,” Murphy told TheWrap during a recent interview to promote his new Netflix series, “Hollywood.” “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.”
“American Horror Story” has been renewed through Season 13 at FX, so Murphy definitely at least has the option to swap things around if he wants to.
“You know, nobody so far has called me up and said, ‘OK, we have a plan to move forward for shooting,'” Murphy added. “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.”
Season 10 of “American Horror Story” was about to begin shooting when TV and film productions were halted and delayed across the United States — and plenty of others around the world — over concerns about spreading COVID-19.
The cast for the upcoming season of “AHS,” which Murphy has yet to reveal the title for, includes series newcomer Macaulay Culkin and “AHS” vets Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross and Finn Wittrock.
Murphy unveiled the lineup via a video posted to Instagram back in February, a clip which slowly revealed each name against the backdrop of waves crashing on a beach. The video was set to Orville Peck’s “Dead of Night.”
All of that led us to believe Season 10 was set to have a beach or sea theme and take place during the summer, which Murphy confirmed when we spoke with him.
“Yes, it was a very specific vibe that I was getting ready to shoot, so I guess I’ll have to wait,” he said.