It’s giving us Nosferatu meets Schitt’s Creek
Earlier this week, Murphy posted a behind-the-scenes shot of Leslie Grossman and AHS newcomer Macaulay Culkin posing arm in arm on a Provincetown beach with the caption “Something wicked this way comes”. There’s not much information about the new season to be gleaned from the image except that, based on the outfits – warm furry coats and a hat Moira Rose would be proud of – it appears to be set in winter.
Following that tantalizing tidbit, Murphy yesterday posted a second image, this time a spooky still. Set on a misty street after dark, the image features two sinister figures, both pale and bald and draped in dark clothing. Think the love children of Count Orlock from Nosferatu and Fester Addams drifting around town like the Gentlemen in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Murphy captioned the image “Night Moves”.
Not much is known about the upcoming season outside of casting news and a few promo images. We do know that fan favourites including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, and Billie Lourd will be returning and that Culkin is making his AHS debut. In a recent interview, Murphy shared that he convinced Culkin to join the cast by telling him the part was “very, very insane” and his character would have “crazy, erotic sex with Kathy Bates” to which Culkin responded “this sounds like the role I was born to play”.
In other Murphy news, earlier this month we got our first glimpse at the showrunner’s upcoming anthology series American Horror Stories. The teaser aired during the Golden Globes and offered fans a compilation of moments from previous seasons of American Horror Story. Murphy previously shared the series would be made up of 16, hour-long, self-contained episodes, “delving into horror myths, legends and lore”.
It was also announced this month that Murphy’s groundbreaking FX series Pose would be coming to an end after its upcoming third season. “We got to tell the exact story we wanted, as we wanted to tell it, and I’m incredibly honored and grateful”, Murphy said of the decision. First aired in 2018, Pose revolved around Harlem’s underground ball culture in the 1980s and early 1990s, and was lauded for its revolutionary representation of LGBTQ+ characters on TV, and for placing trans actors firmly in the spotlight. Revisit Dazed’s recent cover interview with Pose star Indya Moore here.
Check out the images of season 10 for yourself below.