'American Horror Story' Producer Ryan Murphy Teases New Spinoff Series

'American Horror Story' Producer Ryan Murphy Teases New Spinoff Series
The American Horror Story franchise is about to expand into a new anthology, according to series execs.

Ryan Murphy, executive producer of the long-running horror show, announced plans to launch a brand new AHS spinoff via social media earlier today. The new series, titled American Horror Stories, will comprise "one-hour contained episodes," each telling a full spine-chilling story — perfect for those of us with a limited attention span.

Murphy made the announcement via an Instagram post from earlier today, which sees the returning cast in a Zoom call.

"American Horror Story cast zoom call…" the producer captioned the post. "Where we reminisced about the good times...the spinoff we're doing called American Horror Stories (one hour contained episodes)...when we will start filming the next season of the mothership...and other stuff I cannot print. It was so much fun and I'm glad we caught up. I miss everyone!"

There has been a lot of talk regarding American Horror Story in recent months, as a handful of Season 10 teasers have been released, hinting at a beach-themed storyline. Fans have also expressed excitement after learning that Macaulay Culkin would be joining the AHS family for the forthcoming season.

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Season 10 production has been temporarily halted. Fans assumed a new season would be released this September, focusing on the beach theme, but last week, Murphy told The Wrap that Season 10's plot is greatly dependent on weather — and because filming is now set to begin in colder months, it's hard to say how production will pan out.

Alas, Season 10 of AHS may not be what we have been anticipating, but the good news is we will have American Horror Stories to look forward to. And considering the production quality of the original series, expectations are (and should be) high for this spinoff.

See Murphy's announcement below.