American Horror Story is coming back for an eleventh season, and a twelfth, and a thirteenth. It seems there is no shortage of content for creator Ryan Murphy who has not only helmed the show for more than a decade now but is also behind the successful spinoff series too. Here’s everything we know so far about the next season of the show.
But first, let’s rehash where we stand on the long-running horror anthology series. American Horror Story Season 10, also known as “Double Feature,” recently wrapped its second storyline. The tenth season was split into two stories. The first six episodes, “Red Tide,” were set in the seaside Provincetown, where creatives took black pills to become supremely talented. Unfortunately, anyone without talent became a vampire, or something like a vampire, anyway.
In the four-episode second part, “Death Valley,” we watched as aliens abducted humans and experimented on thousands each year in exchange for supplying the nation with technological advancements.
American Horror Story will be back for Season 11
Reactions to the show’s eleventh season have been mixed, at best. While most fans seemed to enjoy “Red Tide,” their goodwill toward the season fell apart with a lackluster finale and then even more so with “Death Valley.”
It doesn’t really matter, though, because FX had already renewed the show for three seasons before Season 10 even premiered. But let’s be honest, the most recent seasons of American Horror Story have received terrible reviews from fans, and critics like and American Horror Stories didn’t do the franchise any favors. Let’s hope Murphy and co. take the criticism to heart and bring us tighter storytelling going forward.
American Horror Story Season 11 release date
For the majority of its run, the anthology horror series has aired consecutively every fall. That dependable schedule was disrupted last year because of the pandemic, resulting in “Double Feature” premiering in August 2021.
We don’t have an exact release date for the next season yet, but it should get back to its regularly scheduled September-October release timeframe as long as there are no production problems.
American Horror Story Season 11 cast
Even though this show is known for its anthology status, the cast members usually stay consecutive each season, with several fan-favorites returning year after year. The most significant change for next season might be the loss of Sarah Paulson, who has said she expected Season 10 would be her last appearance. But that could always change.
Most likely, we’ll see Evan Peters back as well as Leslie Grossman, who was a breakout in the tenth season. Other potential returning actors include Emma Roberts, Lily Rabe, Kathy Bates, Angelica Ross and Frances Conroy. Most people would also love to see Macaulay Culkin come back.
Season 10 was his first season, but he instantly became a fan favorite. Other newcomers who could return include Kaia Gerber, Paris Jackson and Sierra McCormick, all of whom appeared in the spinoff.
American Horror Story Season 11 theme
We have no idea what the theme for the eleventh season will be, but fans are already trying to find clues in the tenth season. Plus, Murphy conducted a poll to see what fans were interested in seeing as the show expands. It looked like sirens had won, although Murphy never revealed whether or not that was true and didn’t say what the poll was for.
It could be the theme for the next season, an episode for American Horror Stories Season 2, or maybe even an entirely different project.