Macaulay Culkin joins American Horror Story Season 10
James R | On 26, Feb 2020
Macaulay Culkin has joined the cast of American Horror Story Season 10.
The FX franchise, created by Ryan Murphy, has become a flagship entry in the horror genre on the small screen, racking up 95 Emmy nominations and 16 wins over its nine seasons to date. That’s partly thanks to the anthology’s ability to reinvent itself with a fresh story and setting each season, but it’s also thanks to its impressive, often recurring cast.
Indeed, both Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will be returning for the show’s 10th season, after missing out on the ninth, but they will be joined by an equally impressive roster of familiar faces. They include Kathy Bates, Billy Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, Finn Wittrock and Leslie Grossman. But the most eye-catching and surprising addition is Culkin, the former child star of Home Alone.
Famous for his role in that and Richie Rich, he left acting for years, but recently guest-starred on Hulu’s Dollface and also appeared in a Home Alone-inspired episode of the web series DRYVRS in 2015. He has also appeared in NBC’s Kings and contributed vocals to Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. Now, he’s taking his first regular role in a live-action TV series wth American Horror Story’s 10th run.
The casting comes after FX renewed the show for an additional three seasons – to a total of 13 – with Murphy allowed to stay on board the series as part of his new exclusive Netflix deal. Murphy announced the cast members via an ominous video on his Instagram account, accompanied by Orville Peck’s Dead of Night. You can see that here.
American Horror Story renewed for 3 more seasons
17th January 2020
American Horror Story has been renewed for three more seasons.
Ryan Murphy has been a flagship entry in the horror genre on the small screen, racking up 95 Emmy nominations and 16 wins. That’s partly thanks to its impressive, often recurring cast – including Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson – and partly thanks to the anthology’s ability to reinvent itself with a fresh story and setting each season.
Season 1’s Murder House was a haunted house story, while Season 2’s Asylum was a period horror in an institute for the insane. Season 3’s Coven jumped back to the present day for a story of witchcraft, which was followed by Season 4’s Freak Show circus sideshow. Season 5’s supernatural Hotel and Season 6’s paranormal Roanoke were followed by an even more ambitious Season 7, Cult, which turned a terrifyingly satirical eye upon the election of Donald Trump, before Season 8 combined Season 1 and 3 into an apocalyptic thriller. Season 9 went back to basics with a slasher movie-inspired camp thriller.
It will return once more for Season 10 this year, with Murphy continuing to work on the show despite his exclusive deal with Netflix. The theme for the next run has not yet been announced, although Murphy has previously said in interviews that he’s been tempted by aliens or space. Either way, the odds of a sci-fi-inflected season one day have increased with FX ordering an 11th, 12th and 13th run of the show.
John Landgraf, Chairman of FX Networks and FX Productions, announced the renewal at the Winter TCA press tour this week.
“Ryan and Brad are the undisputed masters of horror TV, having created the anthological limited series with American Horror Story and sustaining its success for nearly a decade as FX’s highest-rated series,” he said. “We are grateful to them and Dana Walden and our studio partners for committing to another three years. AHS has showcased a wealth of award winning actors since day one and we appreciate the contributions of everyone, including Ryan, Brad and fellow executive producers Tim Minear, James Wong, Alexis Martin Woodall and Bradley Buecker, the writers, directors, cast and crew for each new, unforgettable installment of American Horror Story.”