“American Horror Story” season 10 might end up with a totally different theme due to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic…
Production on “American Horror Story” season 10 was supposed to start soon but because of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the entire theme and story for the show may be forced to change.
That’s according to series creator Ryan Murphy, who had a specific idea in mind for the latest installment of “American Horror Story” but with filming schedules pushed back, he may not be able to finish all of the episodes with the right kind of weather required for the upcoming season.
“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 The Wrap recently. “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.”
The original teaser for “American Horror Story” season 10 that revealed the main cast for the show was set on a beach, which might offer a clue why Murphy needed a specific time to shoot the show. It appears that window is rapidly closing with Murphy now considering an entirely new story for the upcoming season.
While studios have started to put together plans to get back into production in the near future, there’s still no exact date when filming on movies or television shows will begin again.
“You know, nobody so far has called me up and said, ‘OK, we have a plan to move forward for shooting,’” Murphy said. “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.”
“American Horror Story” season 10 was set to feature many past cast members returning to the show including Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross and Finn Wittrock as well as “Home Alone” star Macaulay Culkin joining the series for the first time.
The long-running anthology series has already been renewed through season 13 on FX so obviously Murphy has plenty of time to return to the current story for season 10 if he’s forced to make a change due to the delays for his production schedules.
Initially, “American Horror Story” was expected to return to FX in the fall but once again it’s impossible to know when the show will now debut with no set date to return to production.