It’s coming soon. American horror stories, the spin-off anthology series based on the original anthology series, is almost upon us with the first two episodes arriving on Hulu on July 15, and we now have a better idea of which ones. American horror story alums will join the newcomers to the franchise. Series regulars Billie Lourd, John Carroll Lynch, Matt Bomer, Naomi Grossman and Charles Melton return, as well as AHS tough Sarah Paulson on board as director of one of the episodes. It has not been confirmed whether she will appear in front of the camera. There were a few names that appeared in the new trailer released today that raised a few eyebrows and certainly captured the imagination.
The new series, which precedes season ten of the parent series, is a collection of 16 standalone stories, but just because there won’t be a progressive story during this spin-off doesn’t mean there won’t be some familiar characters popping up, including the much-taunted “Rubber Man” monster that’s been part of the series since season one, Murder House. The first four episodes were released as Rubber (Wo)man Part 1 and Part 2, Drive In and The Naughty List.
This latest title, which is about a group of influencers facing a reckoning after posting a problematic video online, is particularly interesting as it is likely to be the episode that the action movie icon will see, Machete star Danny Trejo to be . to make American horror story debut as none other than Santa Claus. If one thing’s for sure, when Danny Trejo arrives as Santa, the one thing you don’t want is to be on the naughty list, because some body parts will probably be sent off when he comes to town.
The other new cast member whose character is also announced is Amy Grabow, who appears as Tipper Gore. For those who don’t know, Tipper Gore is the wife of Al Gore, former US Senator and Vice President. While it’s unclear which episode the character will appear in, it’s rumored that her episode will feature something along the lines of her crusade against heavy metal music with explicit lyrics. Ryan Murphy previously said that each of the stories in this series will look at a particular piece of mythology or lore, so how that would all fit together is a guess, but AHS never necessarily needs to be logical.
In addition to these new names for the franchise, Gavin Creel, Sierra McCormick, Ashley Martin Carter, Paris Jackson, Belissa Escobedo, Kaia Gerber, Aaron Tveit, Rhenzy Feliz, Madison Bailey, Kyle Red Silverstein, Dyllón Burnside, Nico Greetham, Kevin McHale and Virginia gardner. With sixteen episodes, the series continues through Halloween and there is plenty to tell between now and then. For those waiting for season ten of the main show, never fear, because it will arrive when American horror stories expires in October.
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