Ryan Murphy posted a creepy new teaser image for the tenth season of American Horror Story on his Instagram last night, launching a new round of speculation as to what the season will cover.
The teaser shows a gloved hand holding a tattoo gun near an open mouth with sharp fangs instead of teeth. The mouth has the words "AHS10 FX" tattooed on the tongue.
Many fans are guessing mermaids will play a role this season. Back in May, Murphy posted a picture of a beach with the caption “American Horror Story. Clue.”
Even further back, in March he had shared an earlier teaser image, this one of two grey and white hands reaching up onto a beach with the caption, “things are beginning to wash up on shore.”
Fan favorites Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters return to AHS after taking a season off. They’ll be joining Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Billie Lourd, Finn Whittrock, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter and Angelica Ross. Macaulay Culkin will also join the cast as a newcomer to the series, marking his first TV role as a series regular.
The cast was announced on Murphy’s Instagram in February alongside a video showing a beach with Orville Peck's “Summertime” playing over it, once again emphasizing the beach, and summer, theme to the series.
After a delay to the start of production caused by the global pandemic, the show was set to begin filming in October. The tenth season of the series is expected to debut in 2021. 2010 marks the first year without a new season of the series since it began.
Previous seasons have featured everything from ghosts, to aliens, to witches, to cults and serial killers. But aquatic based monsters would definitely be something new. With all the summer and beach hints, could a killer shark a la Jaws also be in the mix? We’ll have to wait until 2021 to find out.