Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story spin-off, American Horror Stories, is set to arrive in July, and ahead of its release the showrunner has revealed the show’s first stars, drawing from several of his other recent projects.
The newly-announced cast — dubbed the “Fantastic Four” in Murphy’s Instagram reveal — includes Kevin McHale (of Glee), Dyllón Burnside (Pose), and Nico Greetham (The Prom), as well as Riverdale’s Charles Melton. According to Deadline, Danny Trejo is also set to play a role.
While Murphy has looked to past projects for acting talent, he’s also tapped frequent collaborator Sarah Paulson (of Ratched and American Horror Story fame) to direct an unspecified portion of the series.
Billed as an anthology series “delving into horror myths, legends and lore”, American Horror Stories will consist of 16, hour-long, self-contained episodes. “Many of these episodes will feature AHS stars you know and love,” Murphy promised in a statement posted to Twitter late last year.
A steady trickle of details about season 10 of the main American Horror Story series has also arrived over the last year, ahead of its scheduled August 25 premiere on FX. Titled Double Feature, the season will be split in two halves, telling “two horrifying stories” across one season: “One by the sea... one by the sand.”
The cast for AHS 10 includes newcomers Macaulay Culkin and Paris Jackson, as well as returning fan favourites Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Angelica Ross, Finn Wittrock, and more.
View Murphy’s new announcement of the American Horror Stories cast below.