Ryan Murphy will be no stranger to TV fans, having been responsible for bringing audiences the likes of Glee, 9-1-1, Nip/Tuck, Popular, and more.

For fans of the frightening and macabre, on the other hand, he is surely most familiar for American Horror Story, which made a monumental impression on viewers when Murder House premiered in 2011.

Such performers as Evan Peters and Taissa Farmiga were shot into stardom and subsequent seasons invited genre enthusiasts to chronicle new and exciting episodic tales.

Arguably the best thing about the anthology approach is that you’re always able to keep things fresh, and this is the case for AHS as season 10 looms closer. We’ve gone from freak shows to eerie and nostalgic campgrounds, but before Double Feature premieres, we have a spin-off to embrace.

Fortunately, eager spectators will be thrilled to know that an American Horror Stories release date is already confirmed…

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American Horror Stories release date confirmed

  • The American Horror Story spin-off is scheduled to premiere on Thursday, July 15th 2021. It is coming exclusively to FX on Hulu and the date was unveiled courtesy of a recent poster.

Considering what to expect, American Horror Stories serves as a spin-off to Ryan Murphy’s popular series and each episode promises to deliver audiences a singular tale of horror and suspense.

The new poster shows somebody wearing a latex suit and staring into the distance at none other than the Murder House, which fans will recognise from the first iconic season.

Ryan also teased the show back in November 2020, tweeting: “We are doing… one hour stand alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore…many of these episodes will feature AHS stars you know and love.”

From this, it’s expected that certain episodes may revisit locations and characters which have appeared throughout AHS’s history, with set photos already having suggested that Evan Peters may reprise the role of Tate Langdon.

Collider also notes that other familiar cast members from previous seasons are also set to return, including Matt Bomer, Taissa Farmiga, Naomi Grossman, and Billie Lourd.

Then there is the added bonus of ushering in such newcomers to the show, such as Danny Trejo, Kevin McHale, Madison Bailey, Sierra McCormick, Paris Jackson, and Kaia Gerber.

The fans are thrilled!

Needless to say, fans are over the moon that the premiere is right around the corner and the poster has triggered some serious speculation.

Check out a selection of tweets:

How many episodes are there?

American Horror Stories will be made up of 16 episodes in total and they will run for a duration of one hour each.

So, all in all, we can look forward to 16 separate stories and it’s wise to assume that there will be plenty of surprises along the way.

Series legend Sarah Paulson is confirmed to be directing one of the episodes too!