A positive COVID test has caused the filming of American Horror Story: Double Feature to shut down for the first time since it began production in December 2020. Fans of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story anthology series have been awaiting Season 10 since 1984 (Season 9) ended in November 2019.
According to Variety, the positive test came from an actor on the show, which is considered to be “Zone A” in COVD-production code. Filming is expected to stay dark until at least the end of this week, and a mask mandate will be implemented onset. This reflects the rules of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health who recently instated a mask mandate in the county, regardless of vaccination status, this past weekend.
Murphy confirmed that returning actors Sarah Paulson, Billie Lourd, Evan Peters, Angelica Ross, and Leslie Grossman would be joined by newcomer Macaulay Culkin for the tenth season. Right now, fans only have the simple title of Double Feature to work with. All we know about the season so far is what the promotional images provide: an alien-like creature, a mouth of spiked teeth, and a tattoo artist. While not much is known about the season, Murphy has also stated that the witches from Coven (Season 3) will return and that “double feature” refers to fans having two seasons to look forward to in one year. However, that does not seem likely given the shutdown.
Double-Feature is set to premiere on August 25th, but it will be interesting to see if this pause in production will have any impact on the show’s schedule. Either way, we are so excited to see what this season has in store.