American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has shared an update on the show’s upcoming 10th season.

Alongside a photo of razor sharp, vampire-esque fangs, the screenwriter wrote: “Looks like American Horror Story Season 10 is go for an October (fitting) production launch. Thanks to everyone who is working hard to assure a safe start for the cast and crew. And yes this is a clue.”

In a previous interview, Murphy said the theme of the season required the show to be filmed during warmer months – which means the direction of the long-awaited 10th instalment might have been rejigged.

“Well I don’t know, because a lot of what I was going to shoot was dependent on a very specific moment, it was a weather-dependent show,” he told The Wrap when asked what the future holds for season 10 of the show.

“I don’t know what we’re going to do. I don’t know what I’m gonna do next. I don’t know if I’ll accelerate another season or wait till next year to shoot this one.”

The 10th season of the critically-acclaimed horror anthology series will see the return of fan-favourite actors such as Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Finn Wittrock, Lily Rabe, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman and Angelica Ross.

After sitting out 1984 to pursue other endeavours, American Horror Story veterans Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters return in leading roles. Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin has also been cast, making it his first series regular role on television.

 

Following rumours that American Horror Story would end after its 10th season, FX thankfully announced that the hit anthology series would be returning for seasons 11, 12 and 13, much to the delight of longtime fans.

Considering the number 13 holds significance in the horror genre, FX networks chairman John Landgraf has teased that the show “could” potentially end after its 13th season – although he wouldn’t confirm anything.

“It will be poetic, won’t it, if it ends after 13 seasons?” he said. “It could be one of those weird things where we keep going, and it ends up being 20 seasons, I don’t know. I can just tell you that if it ends up being 13, that’s kind of awesome.”

Related: We ranked all 9 seasons of American Horror Story from worst to best.