American Horror Story mainstay Sarah Paulson confirmed that she will be involved in American Horror Stories, the spin-off series announced by showrunner Ryan Murphy back in May, but according to Deadline, her role won’t necessarily be onscreen.
“What can I say? I’ll be directing something,” the outlet quoted Paulson in their coverage of the annual Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour.
The new series is set up as an anthology much like Creepshow or Tales from the Crypt with a new story each episode, and it will be interesting to see what Murphy brings to that particular format.
Paulson has appeared in every season of American Horror Story except for AHS: 1984. She took time away from the series to concentrate on other projects including Ratched, a sort of origin story of the infamous nurse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, which is also a project headed by Murphy.
The actress made her debut as a director during AHS: Apocalypse, directing the “Return to Murder House” episode which took viewers back to the setting of the first season as Madison (Emma Roberts) and Behold (Billy Porter) sought out answers to Michael Langdon’s (Cody Fern) past.
There is no word yet on when filming might begin for American Horror Stories. Much of Hollywood is still on hold as studios navigate returning to work amid Covid-19 concerns, but iHorror will keep you posted on updates as they become available.