The cast for American Horror Story‘s 10th season has been announced, and it’s a doozy!
Franchise favorites Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will be returning to the FX horror series after sitting out last season. But if that’s not enough to get you excited, Ryan Murphy also announced that Macaulay Culkin is set to join the cast.
The announcement of both new and returning cast members came via series co-creator Ryan Murphy. He made the announcement with a suitably gloomy video that he posted on his Instagram. The video showed crashing waves on a beach, set to the song “Dead of Night” by country singer Orville Peck.
Culkin is obviously known for his role in the Home Alone franchise as a child. More recently he popped up as a guest star on Hulu’s Dollface. His last substantial roles were in 2009’s Kings on NBC, and a few episodes on Robot Chicken here and there between 2005 and 2010.
Joining the season 10 cast of American Horror Story marks Culkin’s first series-regular role on television.
Culkin recently sat down with Esquire for an in-depth interview, during which he talked about becoming “a kind of nether-celebrity,” as he puts it–basically, that he has remained a household name for decades, despite having taken a long break from acting.
But with this new role, it looks like Culkin, 39, is ready to get back in front of the camera. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited for his return!
The milestone season will also see the return of Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, and Finn Wittrock. All of these stars have played various roles in previous seasons of American Horror Story. Bates has appeared in five seasons to date, and Rabe has starred in six.
The cast is the only detail about season 10 that has been announced. So far, nothing about the theme, plot, or release date has been revealed at this time.
Fans are thankful TV will see at least 13 seasons of the popular FX show, as it was announced earlier this year that American Horror Story was handed a three-season renewal. Lucky 13, am I right?
You can watch Murphy’s announcement video here:
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