As soon as the name “Ryan Murphy” is attached to a series, you know it’s going to be good.
So, when we heard that Murphy was working on a spin-off of his smash-hit series American Horror Story – aptly titled American Horror Stories – it’s safe to say we were intrigued to learn more.
Here’s everything we know about the new series so far, including the incredible star-studded cast which was announced earlier this week.
What is American Horror Stories about?
Unlike the original American Horror Story series, which tells a new story every season, American Horror Stories will feature a new standalone story every episode.
The 16-part series, which is made up of hour-long episodes, will delve into “horror myths, legends and lore,” Murphy revealed in a tweet at the end of last year.
Who stars in American Horror Stories?
There are plenty of famous faces joining the cast for American Horror Stories, many of whom have worked with Murphy before on American Horror Story or one of his other projects.
Last month, Murphy announced the first four names that would be joining the cast via a post on his Instagram: Glee’s Kevin McHale, Pose’s Dyllón Burnside, American Horror Story: Hotel’s Charles Melton and The Prom’s Nico Greetham.
And in a new teaser trailer shared on social media this week, Murphy confirmed more familiar faces would be joining the cast, as well as some new ones.
The full list of new cast members revealed in the trailer is as follows:
- Matt Bomer as Michael
- Gavin Creel as Troy
- Sierra McCormick as Scarlett
- Ashley Martin Carter as Rowena
- Paris Jackson as Maya
- Belissa Escobedo as Shanti
- Kaia Gerber as Ruby
- Aaron Tveit as Adam
- Rhenzy Feliz as Chad
- Madison Bailey as Kelley
- Kyle Red Silverstein as Quinn
- Amy Grabow as Tipper Gore
- John Carroll Lynch as Larry Bitterman
- Naomi Grossman as Rabid Ruth
- Danny Trejo as Santa
- Billie Lourd as Liv Whitley
- Virginia Gardner as Bernadette
And as if all those names weren’t enough, Murphy accompanied the trailer with a comment revealing that this “isn’t even the half of it”, so there’s still a chance that American Horror Story regulars such as Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe and Angelica Ross might still make an appearance.
Is there a trailer for American Horror Stories?
Alongside the cast trailer Murphy debuted yesterday, a short teaser trailer was released on 15 June. You can watch the creepy clip below:
When and where will American Horror Stories be released?
American Horror Stories will premiere in the US on Thursday 15 July on Hulu.
It’s yet to get a UK release date, but chances are it’ll make its way to the UK before long, as we’ve seen with the regular American Horror Story seasons.
As Stylist’s digital writer, Lauren Geall writes on topics including mental health, wellbeing and work. She’s also a big fan of houseplants and likes to dabble in film and TV from time-to-time.