Is ‘American Horror Story: 1984’ the Last Season? ‘AHS’ Season 10 Is on Everyone’s Mind
The season finale of American Horror Story: 1984 airs on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 10 p.m. ET. And everyone is dying to see who makes it out alive. But after all the bloodshed and the credits roll, fans will be wondering what’s next for the FX series — and if AHS has been renewed or canceled. So is American Horror Story: 1984 the last season? Here’s what we know about AHS Season 10 so far.
‘American Horror Story: 1984’ is not the last season — ‘AHS’ Season 10 renewed prior to season 9
As it turns out, American Horror Story has been renewed for season 10. On Aug. 3, 2018, long before the AHS: 1984 premiere, Deadline reported that the Ryan Murphy-created series received a 10th season order at FX.
“Ryan asked for a 10th season of American Horror Story which we were happy to give to him,” John Landgraf, the FX Networks CEO, said at the time.
That said, the CEO isn’t sure if AHS Season 10 will be the final season of the anthology series. In regards to the end of the series, Landgraf told Deadline:
I don’t know. A lot of that comes down to Ryan and whether he still feels inspired about it. I think the eighth cycle, which is currently in production, is awesome and crazy, and I think the fans will really like it. Part of what’s cool about American Horror Story is its anthology nature. So it comes down to whether Ryan and his collaborators, like (showrunner) Tim Minear, could come up with stories that they are excited about.
“The tenth is the last season that’s ordered but John and I said around Season 5, this is something that is so beloved that maybe it could keep on going,” Murphy told Variety at the 100th episode celebration in October 2019.
The showrunner continued: “And now in its ninth season, in terms of worldwide…it’s one of the most popular shows in the world, so I will continue to have an appetite to do it as long as John wants to do it. So, we have been talking about should we end it? Or should we keep moving forward? But I hope we can move forward.”
When is the ‘American Horror Story’ Season 10 release date?
When the AHS renewal announcement was made, The Hollywood Reporter revealed the 10th season will go into 2020. That said, the first five seasons began airing in October. And from the sixth season on, the FX anthology series premiered in September, with AHS: 1984 starting on Sept. 18. Therefore, it’s likely the 10th season will be released in the fall of 2020.
What is the ‘AHS’ Season 10 theme going to be about?
At the American Horror Story 100th episode celebration on Oct. 26, Murphy teased fans about AHS Season 10 theme during an interview with TV Guide. The co-creator of the FX series confirmed there are no clues about the new season in episodes 1-7. However, Murphy shared that at a possible hint could appear in the eighth episode, titled “Rest in Pieces.”
“Keep watching,” Murphy said. “There will be probably a big one in Episode 8.”
Naturally, 1984 fans watched the eighth episode with caution. And it seems most viewers believe the 10th season of American Horror Story will be about urban legends.
Regardless, there’s still a chance the clue in the eighth episode of AHS: 1984 won’t be relevant to the tenth season. In the above interview with Variety, Murphy admitted he typically decides the American Horror Story theme by Oct. 31. And at the time of the 100th episode celebration, Murphy was still deciding between two themes.
“I always have the next season decided by Halloween, so I have a week,” Murphy said. “But now I’m sort of dealing with two ideas and I lean towards whichever is more in my brain right now.”
He continued: “Every season has a runner-up idea, but the runner-ups have never made it on screen. I’ve never gone back to the second choice, although I should. Sometimes the choice just pops into my brain. I can’t explain it.”
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