In addition to this, the coven is also being targeted by an organization of witch hunters. Set in the year , the season follows a struggling freak show led by Elsa Mars Jessica Lange in the quiet town of Jupiter, Florida. Decades have passed since the public has looked upon freak shows as a form of entertainment, but Elsa dreams of finding a home for her "monsters," as well as for her own fame and fortune.
Other members of her troupe include "Lobster Boy" Jimmy Darling Evan Peters , a boy born with syndactyly who dreams of living a normal life, and his mother Ethel Kathy Bates , a bearded lady who acts as Elsa's second-in-command by maintaining law and order under the tent. A strongman from Ethel's past and Jimmy's biological father named Dell Toledo Michael Chiklis , and his three-breasted wife Desiree Dupree Angela Bassett , arrive to join the freak show.
To drum up business and save her troupe once and for all, Elsa also recruits conjoined twin sisters Bette and Dot Tattler Sarah Paulson to perform for her show. In a time when the era of television is beginning to reign high above sideshow acts, these individuals must overcome those who persecute them based on their looks. However, as the season unfolds, it is revealed that multiple dark entities have taken up residence in Jupiter, with all of their eyes being set on the freaks.
A conman named Stanley Denis O'Hare , posing as a Hollywood executive, arrives with his young protege Maggie Esmerelda Emma Roberts , with the intention of murdering the freaks and selling their bodies to a museum.
The wealthy and spoiled Dandy Mott Finn Wittrock , enabled by his doting mother Gloria Frances Conroy , develops an unhealthy obsession with the freaks, particularly Bette and Dot. Perhaps the most dangerous of them all is a mysterious, deformed killer clown, known only as Twisty John Carroll Lynch , who wreaks havoc on Jupiter and appears to be targeting freaks and townspeople alike. Set in the year , the season follows the strange and dangerous happenings that seem to center around the retro Hotel Cortez in downtown Los Angeles, California , initially built as a secret torture chamber to fulfill the violent desires of founder James March Evan Peters.
Detective John Lowe Wes Bentley arrives at the hotel, based on intel from an anonymous tip, to investigate a grisly string of murders, each of which exemplify a sin in violation of one of the Ten Commandments. He has become estranged from his wife Alex Chloe Sevigny , who suffers from depression, and his daughter Scarlett Shree Crooks , after the disappearance of their son Holden Lennon Henry five years earlier.
As the season unfolds, the Lowes discover that the disappearance of Holden may be related to the strange activities at the hotel, led by March's fashionista widow Elizabeth Johnson Lady Gaga , also known as the Countess —who was turned into a vampire by her former lovers, actor Rudolph Valentino Finn Wittrock and his wife Natacha Rambova Alexandra Daddario —and her current lover Donovan Matt Bomer. Throughout his investigation, John also becomes entangled with the spirits of heroin junkie named Sally Sarah Paulson , hotel maid Hazel Evers Mare Winningham , and James Patrick March, who is looking for a protege to continue the violent acts he started when he was alive.
The hotel's tireless staff includes the surly front desk manager Iris Kathy Bates , Donovan's mother, and her best friend, the transgender bartender Liz Taylor Denis O'Hare , both of whom hesitantly cater to Elizabeth and her vampiric children, one out of a desire to remain close to her son and the other out of a sense of loyalty. Elizabeth's relationship with Donovan becomes troubled with the arrival of male model and cocaine addict Tristan Duffy Finn Wittrock , New York fashion designer Will Drake Cheyenne Jackson , and her scorned ex-lover Ramona Royale Angela Bassett , all of whom become entangled in her violent life.
Set in the years —, the season follows the supernatural events that occur in a renovated farmhouse in North Carolina , which is situated on the land where the Roanoke Colony moved after their infamous s disappearance. Elias Cunningham, a professor who becomes entranced with the paranormal happenings of the area, and Dylan Wes Bentley as Ambrose White, Thomasin's son and accomplice. In , the success of the documentary leads to a sequel titled Return to Roanoke: Three Days In Hell , spearheaded by the producer of the original series, Sidney Aaron James Cheyenne Jackson , who invites the Millers, as well as many of the reenactment actors, to return to the farmhouse for three days, where all their actions will be captured by hidden cameras.
Although the Millers are aware of the entities that reside in the house, all three agree to return, each with their own agenda. The production eventually descends into disaster, however, as cast and crew alike are quickly targeted when the violent entities begin to surface. Set in the year , the fictional town of Brookfield Heights, Michigan, is left divided upon the wake of Donald Trump's election as president.
Despite the help of her psychiatrist, Dr. Rudy Vincent Anderson Cheyenne Jackson , Ally becomes increasingly unstable in the following weeks, as her long repressed phobias begin to re-emerge, and they begin to affect her relationships with her wife as well as their son Oz Cooper Dodson. Across town, misogynistic alt-righter Kai Anderson Evan Peters rejoices at the election results, enticing him to pursue political power by running for city council , led by radical feminist Bebe Babbitt Frances Conroy and with the help of his reluctant, liberal sister Winter Billie Lourd , who the Mayfair-Richards household hire as their nanny.
As Ally attempts to re-adjust to regular life despite her growing anxiety and paranoia, she becomes terrorized by a group of masked assailants, donned in clown attire who are only present when she is alone, leaving those around her to wonder if she was truly attacked, or if they were merely hallucinations. Longstreet Chaz Bono. With Kai's rise to power revealing sinister motives, Ally starts to draw connections between her alleged clown attackers and the many strange incidents occurring in Brookfield Heights.
She begins to fear that everyone in town is out to get her, amplifying her growing distrust of those around her, especially her neighbors. In the near future, the Antichrist , Michael Langdon Cody Fern brings about the apocalypse by instigating nuclear warfare. The chosen survivors of the aftermath, heiress Coco St.
Flashbacks to three years before the apocalypse reveal that "Outpost 3" was an all-boys warlock school led by John Henry Moore Cheyenne Jackson that unknowingly harbored the Antichrist, in hopes that he would rise as the first ever male Supreme. The coven, with the aid of the warlocks, attempt to save humanity by discovering new witch Mallory's intense powers, learning more about Michael's mysterious origins, in particular from Michael's grandmother Constance Langdon Jessica Lange , and how to defeat him to prevent the apocalypse. On January 12, , the series was renewed for a ninth season, with a two-season renewal alongside Apocalypse , and is set to air in On August 3, , the series was renewed for a tenth season, set to air in Murphy wanted to do the opposite of what he had done previously and thus began his work on the series.
And I always had loved, as Brad had, the horror genre. So it just was a natural for me. In February , FX officially announced that it had ordered a pilot for a possible series from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, with both Murphy and Falchuk writing and Murphy directing. Dante Di Loreto was announced as executive producer. Production on the series began in April From the beginning, Murphy and Falchuk planned that each season of the series would tell a different story. People who are coming back will be playing entirely new characters," he announced.
At the PaleyFest , Falchuk compared the series to horror films : "It does demand a little bit of compassion at the end because you fall in love with these characters in a different way than you would in a movie," he said. Murphy then explained the process of planning a series' season takes about a year.
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Like when we started [the second season], I really had no idea that Dylan [McDermott] would be the person to play Sarah's son, but the deeper we got, I thought, that would work great. In an August article for Entertainment Weekly , Murphy revealed that the show is mulling producing two seasons a year, the first being broadcast late in the year and the second early in the next year. He explained, "We're doing something that we've never done before on the show where we're doing two different groups of writers rooms. Some of our writers will be bouncing around but a whole different group coming in late August.
The next thing we're crafting up is very, very different than [ Hotel ]. Not smaller. But just not opulent. More rogue and more dark. Connie Britton was first to be cast in the series, portraying female lead Vivien Harmon on Murder House. In March , Murphy revealed that the second season had been planned around Jessica Lange, who portrays Sister Jude, a sadistic nun who runs the asylum.
Thredson, a psychiatrist at the asylum. Arthur Arden, who proclaims to be in charge of the asylum and performs dark experiments on its patients. For the third season, series executive producers and co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk stated that, as with the second season, "many actors" would return in different roles, beginning with Jessica Lange. Murphy added that Lange would portray a "real glamour-cat lady", later revealed to be named Fiona Goode.
It was first reported that she would portray "a woman who, at the start, is Lange's character's best friend, but will become her worst enemy", but this was altered. She portrayed Madame Delphine LaLaurie , an immortal racist.
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Roberts played Madison Montgomery, a "self-involved party girl". In November , Ryan Murphy confirmed that Jessica Lange would be returning for a fourth season, although in a reduced capacity. It was later revealed she would be playing Freak Show owner Elsa Mars. At PaleyFest , it was revealed that Michael Chiklis would be joining the cast as Dell Toledo, the father of Jimmy, ex-husband of Ethel, and current husband of Desiree.
For the series' fifth cycle, singer-songwriter Lady Gaga was announced as the first and newest main cast member on February 25, In February , Angela Bassett confirmed she would return to join the main cast of the sixth season during an interview with Larry King. On October , Paulson announced that she'll return for the series' eighth cycle.
The pilot episode was shot on location in a house in Country Club Park, Los Angeles , California, which serves as the haunted house and crime scene in the series. Designed and built in by Alfred Rosenheim , the president of the American Institute of Architects ' Los Angeles chapter, the Tudor or Collegiate Gothic -style single family home was previously used as a convent. Production and shooting for the second season began in late July for a scheduled premiere in mid October. Principal photography for the third season began on July 23, ,  in New Orleans , Louisiana.
Principal photography for the fourth season began on July 15, , in New Orleans , though the story takes place in Jupiter, Florida. Principal photography for the fifth season began on July 14, , in Los Angeles , California, where the story also takes place. A dummy set of the hotel was built at the San Diego Comic-Con , showing an Art Deco style building from the s, inspired by the old Hollywood era. Filming for the sixth season began on July 6, at Santa Clarita, California. Filming for the seventh season was originally planned to begin in Orange, California , in June before it was moved to May instead.
Filming for the eighth season began on June 16, It was filmed in multiple locations. American Horror Story 's title screens offer vague hints to important plot elements and events that compose each season. For Murder House , Murphy described the sequence as a mini-mystery and stated that: "By the time you see the ninth episode of this season, every image in that title sequence will be explained," establishing the purpose of the title sequence for future seasons. The opening title sequence was created by Kyle Cooper and his company Prologue. For Murder House , the sequence is set in the Harmons' basement and includes images of postmortem young children, fetuses in jars, skulls, a christening dress, a nurse's uniform, and a figure holding a pair of bloody hedge clippers.
A photo of alleged axe murderer Lizzie Borden is also shown. Asylum ' s opening sequence is done by the same creative team. Elements include a young girl walking backwards on her hands and feet up a staircase and a shot of the Virgin Mary 's smile changing from one of benevolence to one of spite. Coven ' s opening sequence keeps the same music, and this sequence is the first one to be filmed primarily outside and not in an enclosed location.
Shots include figures wearing black robes and capirotes , a bony-skeleton creature with wings and shots of dead goats , the Minotaur from the season also appears. For the first time, there are actual backgrounds that appear with the actor names instead of an all-black background, some of these images include witches hanging and Santa Muerte. Other elements include a black man with piercing eyes and a disturbing smile as well as voodoo dolls burning.
The final shot continues after the figures in black capirotes seize one of their own who is later seen burning at a stake where young, dress-clad witches dance around. Freak Show ' s opening sequence changed things up, the series theme music remains intact albeit with an added carnival-like soundscape.
The sequence is composed of both CGI and stop-motion animation and features strange characters such as a skeleton chimera of a human being and an elephant riding a bicycle, a skeleton of what appears to be a single head but two bodies, a devil-like man, a boy in a wheel chair with deformed legs, a character with severe syndactyly of the hands and feet, a clown who can twist his head around, a woman with a third leg where her genitalia should be, and a demonic cymbal-banging monkey toy. There are also shots of side show attractions like the Human Blockhead , knife throwing and sword swallowing.
The main recurring element features a balloon twister popping balloons with a knife. Hotel ' s opening sequence also was very different from previous seasons, taking more of a biblical approach. The font, while remaining the same as the first four seasons, glows in red against a hotel wallpaper. The Ten Commandments are also shown throughout the sequence. The intro returns to live-action like the first three seasons. Visuals include many people scrubbing blood all over the walls and the floor, strange things shown through peepholes, people being victims to the hotel, little kids running around the hotel, a woman screaming as she smears lipstick all over her face, as well as many different creatures.
Roanoke featured no title sequence or opening credits, instead opting for a simple title card from the first season, Murder House , while the series theme music plays over the end credits. At the end of the finale's credits, the title of the season " American Horror Story: Roanoke " was revealed. In the development of Cult , Murphy confirmed that the opening sequence will return.
Cult' s opening sequence features the series theme music played by a marching band. The sequence is live-action. Visuals include: a gang of clowns rising from a casket, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton masks, a George Washington statue, a dead dog killed by toxic gas, a Merry Go Round , bloody hands that cannot be washed, a beehive, toxic smoke released from a grenade, holes in several forms, a bloody US flag with the sound of a xylophone playing The Star-Spangled Banner , a blood covered couple having sex, a magician pulling guts out of a hat and a handcuffed pinky promise.
Apocalypse ' s opening sequence features the original theme music from the first three seasons. The sequence includes images of nuclear disaster and sketches of demons fusing together. Other visuals include burning candles, snakes, both human and goat skulls, a scorpion, a blooming flower, and photos of nuclear-testing documents. Visuals from the title sequences of both season one and season three are also included with slight alterations, including the skeletal winged creature in the forest Coven , the nurse's blouse Murder House , a picture of a baby that has been set on fire Murder House , and the goat skulls Coven.
The title sequence for all seasons of the show use a variation of the Willow typeface that very closely resembles a style for which Scottish designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh was known. As part of the promotion for the series, FX launched a "House Call" campaign, in which viewers at home could sign up and come face-to-face with a character from the series. They were offered on the show's official YouTube channel. Ten clues were released. In August , the first promo for the second season was released on the American Horror Story Facebook page entitled "Special Delivery", in which a nun carries a couple of buckets filled with body parts through a field.
As a church bell rings, the nun empties one bucket's bloody contents, leaving the empty bucket behind, and resumes her trek. They feature the patients and some staff such as Dr. The song " Que Sera, Sera ", mixed with the show's theme music, plays. Overall, themes for each season are typically kept under wraps until soon before premiers and are alluded to with brief and vague teaser trailers. Universal said of the experience, "Twisted scenes from Murder House will unleash the evil spirits that possess the Harmon estate, spiraling guests through decades of the tortured dead who previously resided there.
In Freak Show , guests will join a troupe of biological misfits in a sinister sideshow where they'll be stalked by the murderous and deformed Twisty the Clown. Finally, guests will succumb to the warped desires of The Countess after checking into the haunted Hotel Cortez, conceived from the beginning as a torture chamber for its customers.
In , the show returned as haunted attractions to both parks, with Universal Orlando having an attraction based on Asylum , Coven , and Roanoke , and Universal Studios Hollywood basing their attraction solely on Roanoke. The series premiered on October 5, , and is broadcast on the cable television channel FX in the United States. In November , it premiered internationally on the respective countries' Fox Networks Group.
The first season premiered on October 5, , and concluded on December 21, The second season premiered on October 17, , and concluded on January 23, The third season premiered on October 9, , and concluded on January 29, The fourth season premiered on October 8, , and concluded on January 21, The fifth season premiered on October 7, , and concluded on January 13, The sixth season premiered on September 14, , and concluded on November 16, The seventh season premiered on September 5, , and concluded on November 14, The eighth season premiered on September 12, and concluded on November 14, Seasons premiered on the same day and same time with the American broadcasts on FX in Canada , though the first season followed a slightly different schedule as that network launched on October 31, Along with it, it airs on FX India on standard definition.
The first season, American Horror Story: Murder House , received generally positive reviews from critics. The site's consensus stated: "Convoluted yet effective, American Horror Story is strange, gory, and twisted enough to keep viewers hooked. The second season, American Horror Story: Asylum , received positive reviews from critics. The site's consensus is: " American Horror Story: Asylum crosses boundaries to shock and scare with sexy subplots and some innovative takes on current social issues. It's also gorgeously realized, with a vision of its '60s institution setting so detailed you can smell the stale air and incense.
The third season, American Horror Story: Coven , received positive reviews from critics. The site's consensus reads: "A noteworthy ensemble cast combined with creepy storytelling and campy, outrageous thrills make American Horror Story: Coven a potently structured fright-fest. Not all reviews were positive, however, with criticism focused mainly in regards to the progression of both the story and certain character arcs in the second half of the season.
The A. The site's consensus is: "Though it may turn off new viewers unaccustomed to its unabashed weirdness, Freak Show still brings the thrills, thanks to its reliably stylish presentation and game cast. The fifth season, American Horror Story: Hotel , received more mixed reviews from critics, in comparison to its predecessors.
The site's consensus is: "Favoring garish style over effective storytelling, the fifth American Horror Story strands a talented cast at Ryan Murphy's Hotel. The sixth season, American Horror Story: Roanoke , received positive reviews from critics. The site's consensus is: " American Horror Story: My Roanoke Nightmare takes a surprising turn away from prior AHS formats, revisiting the deliberate pace of earlier seasons on a spookier, smaller scale, even if the true-crime format feels overdone.
The seventh season, American Horror Story: Cult , received mostly positive reviews from critics. The site's consensus is: " American Horror Story: Cult intrigues with timely, over-the-top creepiness — and lots of clowns — despite being hampered by broad political generalizations and occasional holes in the narrative's logic. The eighth season, American Horror Story: Apocalypse , received mostly positive reviews from critics. The site's consensus is: "Ryan Murphy and his murderers' row of witchy performers literally save the world - and franchise - in Apocalypse, the series most ambitious crossover swing yet.
Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have been credited with creating a series that increases both the LGBT creators and storylines in the industry. Theresa L. Geller and Anna Marie Banker have stated that Murphy and Falchuk utilize "the formal structure of the serialized anthology The pilot episode of American Horror Story was watched by 3. American Horror Story has brought droves of new viewers to a killer global lineup", said Hernan Lopez, the president of Fox International Channels.
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