Everything You Need To Know About 'American Horror Stories,' Which Is Different Than 'American Horror Story'

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Everything You Need To Know About 'American Horror Stories,' Which Is Different Than 'American Horror Story'

If you're anything like me, the American Horror Story drought over the last year has been... brutal. But thankfully, there's about to be a solve. The newest show in Ryan Murphy's empire, American Horror Stories, is about to fill the void. Sure, there's no Sarah Paulson to gawk over (or is there?), but TV goers are about to get the goosebumps they've been looking for lately. Here's all the info we know about American Horror Stories.

Okay so... what is it?

We do know a few things about the show, thanks to a May 2020 report from Deadline. According to the outlet, the series is going to take on a different format than its predecessor, and each episode is expected to be formatted as its own ghost story. TBH, not sure how it's going to play out, with fans kind of expecting the original format for the franchise, but hey—good for Ryan to try something new!

And if you're wondering whether this is a brand-new idea from the creator, you'd be wrong. It turns out he's been working on this for a while, as he spoke with his AHS cast about it on a Zoom call at the very beginning of the pandemic.

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When is American Horror Stories premiering?

Fellow intrigued fans, we don't have to wait too long! Mark your calendars for July 15, because that's when the first episode of American Horror Stories makes its grand debut on our TV screens.

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Ryan Murphy also confirmed back in November 2020 just how many episodes fans can expect from the anthology series: 16.

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Cool cool. Now who's starring in American Horror Stories?

It wouldn't be a true Ryan Murphy production without bringing on his full table of actors.

The current lineup: A former Glee star (Kevin McHale), a Riverdale/former AHS actor (Charles Melton), a star of Netflix's The Prom (Nico Greetham), and a former Pose star (Dyllón Burnside) all come together on the new show. Am I the only one who's getting emotional over here about this mini Ryan Murphy reunion?

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Will the OG AHS cast somehow be involved?

Now that you mention it... we do know from a highly reputable source (alright, it's TV Guide) that THEAHS star is directing an episode. If you guessed Sarah Paulson, you're right! She actually spoke about the prospect of working on American Horror Stories during a virtual press junket for her show Ratched, saying she won't be involved in the entire season, but definitely will lend a hand to a few episodes.

"I don't know if I'm going to be in it but I do think I'm going to be directing it," Paulson said, before emphasizing she'd only direct a couple of episodes. Between you and me, just having Sarah on board will bring, like, everything the show needs to succeed...right?

Amazing. Now how can I watch the show?

For those hoping they could watch the show on the FX cable channel, you're out of luck. The show is technically billed as an FX on Hulu series, which means you're going to need a Hulu account to be able to stream it (not that it's a massive undertaking, because a monthly subscription starts at a cool $5.99 a month). Really, it's practically nothing to be able to watch what's bound to be your new favorite horror show.

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