American Horror Story

Actors Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, and Matt Bomer pose at the American Horror Story panel during the 2015 Comic-Con

(L-R) American Horror Story‘s Angela Bassett, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, and Matt Bomer at the 2015 Comic-Con | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Created by Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, each season of FX’s horror anthology is its own self-contained miniseries. True events inspire some of the seasons, such as Murder House, Cult, and Freak Show. Fans look forward to seeing the same actors, such as Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson, portray different characters in multiple seasons.

With 28 Emmy nominations, AHS‘s cast has experienced several major wins. Jessica Lange, James Cromwell, and Kathy Bates have won Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress in a Miniseries; Lange has also won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries.

What began as American Horror Story has evolved into a media franchise, American Horror, which has produced American Horror Story, American Crime Story, American Horror Stories, American Love Story, and American Sports Story.


  • Debut year: 2011
  • Seasons: 10 and counting
  • Network: FX
  • Starring: Peters, Paulson, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Bates, Lange, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, and Finn Wittrock
  • Filming locations: Many seasons filmed in and around Los Angeles; several seasons filmed in New Orleans
  • Where to watch: FX, Hulu, and Netflix

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