American Horror Story, a titan of the anthology horror genre on television, is gearing up for its twelfth season. Co-created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the show has captivated audiences since its debut in 2011, narrating fresh tales of horror each season with distinctive characters, settings, and twisted plotlines.
Back to Haunt:
This Emmy-nominated series has previously enchanted audiences and critics alike. Seasons like “Roanoke,” “Murder House,” “Asylum,” “Hotel,” “Coven,” and the critically acclaimed “Freak Show” have racked up numerous awards, solidifying the show’s place in horror lore.
The much-anticipated 12th season titled American Horror Story: Delicate has horror fans worldwide buzzing, especially with its intriguing tagline: “Shhh, it’ll only hurt a pinch.” The newly released trailer showcases a star-studded cast featuring Emma Roberts, Kim Kardashian, and Cara Delevingne. Set to air its first episode, “Multiply Thy Pain,” on September 20, 2023, this season promises to be as bone-chilling as its predecessors.
Genesis of the Horror:
The genesis of American Horror Story dates back to the days before Murphy and Falchuk’s popular series Glee. Wanting to traverse a darker path after the upbeat vibes of Glee, Murphy aimed to explore the horror genre with a distinct angle, hoping to unsettle viewers and leave them pondering long after episodes ended.
The duo’s innovative approach, to craft each season as an isolated story with new characters and settings, was not only groundbreaking but has since become trendsetting. Over the years, their devotion to creating a “repertory company” of characters and reimagining actors in new roles each season has been both challenging and rewarding.
Filming Woes and Triumphs:
The production of Delicate experienced its share of turmoil. Commencing filming on April 24, 2023, the production was briefly halted due to the WGA writers’ strike. Despite initial setbacks and the uncertainty brought by the strike, the filming resumed, employing discrete tactics to ensure smooth operations. With the production expected to wrap up in late October, fans can only imagine the thrilling content awaiting them.
While Delicate is poised to become another gem in the American Horror Story crown, it’s worth noting that the series has already been renewed up to its thirteenth season. Given its legacy and the creators’ unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries in horror storytelling, the series continues to prove why it remains at the forefront of the horror TV landscape.