For months now, there’s been speculation about what season 10 of American Horror Story will be about.
Now, it looks like the theme for the upcoming season may have just been revealed.
There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the forthcoming season of American Horror Story. Production for season 10 was set to begin last spring. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, filming was delayed until last fall.
Ryan Murphy previously shared that season 10’s original plot was greatly dependent on warmer weather. Since production resumed this fall during the colder months, Murphy possibly had to reevaluate a lot of details.
“A lot of what I was going to shoot was dependent on a very specific moment,” Murphy said. “It was a weather-dependent show. So now I don’t know. I don’t know what we’re going to do, don’t know what I’m going to do next with that show. I don’t know if I’ll accelerate another season or wait til next year to shoot this one.”
Prior to this news, Murphy had already shared various hints about season 10’s theme. However, seeing as many details surrounding the season may have changed, it’s unknown if these clues still allude to the final theme we will see play out in season 10.
However, back in November, Murphy finally unveiled the official poster for AHS season 10. The image features a fang-filled mouth getting a tongue tattoo, an image similar to one Murphy shared on his Instagram months prior. Many theorize the sharp teeth could be a hint that season 10 will include mermaids.
As well, Murphy tagged the post in Provincetown, Massachusetts, a location fans began theorizing about last year.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) November 11, 2020
Now, it looks like the theme for AHS season 10 may have been revealed. According to CBS Boston, the Provincetown Select Board approved Murphy’s plans to film a project called “Pilgrim” in Cape Cod. The name of the project could be a major hint to what season 10’s theme is about.
“There have been many inquires for information about the Ryan Murphy filming of ‘American Horror Story’ season 10,” interim town manager Charles Sumner said. “The only information we have shared with the press is 20th Century Fox Television has applied for the filming of the production ‘Pilgrim.’”
CBS Boston goes on to report that filming in the area is set to happen in February and wrap up in March. As well, according to the Cape Cod Times, 20th Century Fox submitted some vague descriptions of the scenes that will be filmed.
“In the application, there are bare-bone descriptions of what would be happening in the scenes,” the report says. “Such as people walking up the steps of the monument and around town, talking outside of a restaurant and vehicles driving about. The most vivid scene descriptions involve a Jeep driving along Route 6 and coming across a dead deer, and simulated gunfire in a cul de sac.”
Although it’s unknown if this “Pilgrim” project is actually American Horror Story season 10, it would make sense. Last year, Murphy shared a cryptic photo of a Provincetown beach, where he is reportedly filming. However, as mentioned previously, it’s unconfirmed if any of these old clues are still in relation to the now-delayed new season.
Additionally, Billie Lourd reportedly confirmed that “pilgrim” is a key clue to American Horror Story season 10.
“I actually looked up what is already out about American Horror Story so I didn’t screw it up. What I can say is that it involves sharp teeth, Provincetown, and I think I can say the word Pilgrim? I think I might get in trouble, but I don’t think I will. [I] think it’s already out there. I think Angelica Ross said it, so if anybody’s in trouble, it’s Angelica Ross.”
Last fall, Sarah Paulson revealed that production for season 10 had begun following delays. The news arrived just before she hinted that a controversial plot from a previous season may make a return in the new season.
The confirmed cast of season 10 includes Paulson, Lourd, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross and Finn Wittrock. Macaulay Culkin will also be joining as an AHS newcomer. At this time, AHS season 10 does not have a confirmed release date.
Along with American Horror Story, Murphy is also launching the spinoff series American Horror Stories. In November, Murphy dropped the show’s official poster and confirmed plenty of familiar AHS faces are returning for the spinoff.
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