‘American Horror Story’ Spinoff Planned As Hour-Long Contained Episodes

Ryan Murphy, the creator and producer of “American Horror Story” announced that a spinoff is in the works. The limited series will feature one-hour contained episodes that are for the audience with limited attention span.

Titled “American Horror Stories,” this show will be an anthology franchise and will also air on FX, the home of the original series. Murphy also confirmed that the original show, which is headed for its 10th season, was supposed to be filming in June but this may be pushed back until next year.

He revealed all these bits as he spoke with to the cast of the franchise in a Zoom meeting.

“A lot of what I was going to shoot was dependent on a very specific moment,” the producer said in an interview, when asked about plans for the production amid the coronavirus pandemic. “It was a weather-dependent show. So now I don’t know. I don’t know what we’re going to do. I don’t know what I’m gonna do next with that show. I don’t know if I’ll accelerate another season or wait till next year to shoot this one.”

“You know, nobody so far has called me up and said, ‘Okay, we have a plan to move forward for shooting.’ So until that day, everybody is kind of on pause,” Murphy added. “I honestly don’t know. But it’s a great season and I know all the actors are chomping at the bit to get into it, so that’s all I know.”