American Horror Stories, the anthology spinoff series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, will return on July 21 for a second season. Promo imagery for the upcoming season of Project Runway has been published, and it is both terrifying and beautiful simultaneously. It’s a gift to Murphy and Falchuk, as well as to their devoted following.
Tweeted the new American Horror Story poster art, which portrays three wide-eyed faces painted in theatrical makeup, replete with thick artificial lashes. The bright ’80s cheekbones and lips accentuate their eerie features and dulled expressions. In the poster, the eyes are the most frightening feature, widening in fear or warning and seeming like dolls. A Valley of the Doll’s atmosphere permeates the billboard as the three women depicted are decked out in frills and lace.
With Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, & Evan Peters among the cast members who have returned for the American Horror Story spinoff, American Horror Stories is a worthy successor to Murphy’s critically acclaimed American Horror Story. Fans have enamored with the cast, no matter how many crimes they have perpetrated, despite the changing plotlines (see: Evan Peters season: all of them). Except for Matt Bomer and Billie Lourd, the self-contained episodes of the spinoff feature almost entirely new cast members. With seven hour-long weekly episodes, Stories became Hulu’s biggest successful FX series debut. Two Murder House tie-ins appeared, as did a new mother (Lourd) plagued by a demon and a wild Christmas episode in which Danny Trejo’s homicidal Santa tracked down a group of influential people.
Several fresh faces made their AHS debuts in the first season, including Sierra McCormick (Ramona and Beezus), who was the next to don Tate’s infamous rubber suit from season one of AHS; Paris Jackson (the peanut butter falcon); Madison Bailey (Creepshow); Noah Cyrus (Ponyo) as a Murder House fanatic; and Kaia Gerber, who will star in the upcoming Apple TV+ series Mr. and Mrs.
As of yet, no further details about Season 2’s plot or characters have been revealed, but we’ll keep you updated as more information or teasers become available.