‘American Horror Story’ stops production for season 10

Washington [US], July 21 (ANI): The upcoming tenth season of “American Horror Story” has been delayed yet again.

Production on the latest iteration of the FX anthology series, titled “American Horror Story: Double Feature,” has been halted following the detection of a positive case of COVID-19, according to Variety.

An actor on the show has tested positive, in what is called “zone A” in the COVID-19 production protocol. Production will be suspended “for the next few days,” the outlet said.

Production on the tenth season of the series was originally scheduled to begin last year before being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season premiere is now scheduled for August 25 on FX.

Earlier this year, show co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed in a social media post that the upcoming season will revolve around “two gruesome stories, one by the sea … the other at the edge of the sand “. Should appear, including Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Finn Wittrock, Lily Rabe and Adina Porter.

Macaulay Culkin also joined the cast of the set, a role Murphy teased in March with an Instagram photo of the “Home Alone” star and Grossman. “Something bad happens this way,” he wrote in the caption. “American Horror Story Season Ten. AHS10 AHS.” “AHS” is just the last television or film production to be forced to close due to the deadly disease. Earlier this week, “Bridgerton” shut down production for the second time in a week after another cast or crew member tested positive for COVID-19. Although Netflix has not disclosed who tested positive, the infected person is now in isolation.

Likewise, the upcoming “Game of Thrones” prequel series, “House of the Dragon,” also temporarily ceased filming amid the COVID-19 pandemic this week as well.

Netflix has also suspended production on its film adaptation of “Matilda Sunday” while the seventh installment of Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible” also halted filming in the UK after testing positive for COVID-19 last month.

The ‘American Horror Story’ franchise debuted in 2011 with the flagship episode ‘Murder House’. In its nine editions so far, it has averaged nearly 10 million viewers per episode on linear and non-linear platforms and has been nominated for 95 Emmy Awards, winning 16 trophies over the past eight years.

The franchise’s “American Horror Stories” spin-off recently kicked off its inaugural season on July 15 with consecutive episodes on FX on Hulu. (ANI)

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