Now, this is the Ryan Murphy we're used to. You know, the one that causes our American Horror Story-obsessed brains to bleed as it tries to figure out his steady stream of clues and teases. The horror anthology co-creator returned to his sadistic ways on Wednesday, posting an image of some sand dunes on a beach with the caption, "American Horror Story. Clue." Considering the imagery and the location of Provincetown, Massachusetts, being utilized for the upcoming tenth season, and it would be a safe assumption that the story will be based around (or include) the "Lady in the Dunes". That was the name given to the body of an unidentified woman discovered in July 1974; but even after efforts in 1980, 2000, and 2013, the victim's true identity, as well as the identity of her killer, remains unknown.
Here's a look at Murphy's post, which comes less than a day after FX Networks delivered some great news and a little not-so-great news for AHS fans. Spinoff anthology series American Horror Stories was given a green light, but along with that came the news that the tenth season of the original series wouldn't be gracing our screens until 2021.
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In April, Murphy offered fans an update during an event promoting Hollywood, where he confirmed that AHS was meant to begin filming in early April before things changed dramatically: "I was supposed to start shooting the new season of "American Horror Story" and the new season of 'American Crime Story: Impeachment' this week. That obviously is not happening. I had shot one episode of my limited series with Ewan McGregor, 'Halston.' That got shut down. I had shot an episode-and-a-half of 'Pose.' That shut down."
While Murphy his show's will suffer temporarily, that wasn't his major concern: "So, yeah, I had four or five things that were impacted. That doesn't bother me. What I'm trying to do is make sure that my cast and crew hear from me and feel taken care of and know that there's someplace they can turn, because it's a dark time and a scary time for so many people. I just want to make sure all my people feel safe." Set to the tune of Orville Peck's Dead of Night, the cast reveal video above confirmed that AHS alums Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, and Finn Wittrock will return. In addition, Home Alone alum Macaulay Culkin is set to join the franchise's universe for the first time.