“I’m gonna get in so much trouble.”
Sarah Paulson has teased (and possibly revealed) the theme for American Horror Story season 10.
In a recent video for Harper’s Bazaar, the actress responded to some of the internet’s biggest fan theories about her film and television projects, from American Horror Story to Bird Box, and her brand new Netflix thriller series, Ratched.
For the upcoming 10th season of American Horror Story, one fan speculated that the acclaimed horror anthology series will finally dedicate a whole season to aliens and Area 51.
After reading the long-standing fan theory, Paulson turned to the camera and smirked in silence, before ‘pleading the fifth’.
“Everyone’s going to think that’s me confirming it,” she said. “I just think it’s possible, how about that? I think that is… possible.” She then turned away from the camera and said she’s “gonna get in so much trouble”.
Is Paulson just teasing us, or can we expect an aliens/space theme for season 10? It would make sense. Last year, series creator Ryan Murphy said episode eight of 1984 would include a “big clue” as to what we can expect for the show’s milestone 10th year, with viewers noticing several references to aliens.
This is a concept that was briefly explored in the show’s second season, Asylum, when Kit (Evan Peters) was abducted and lifted into a spaceship. Are aliens about to make a comeback? Will we finally find out what happened to Kit?
The 10th season of American Horror Story has been confirmed to see the return of fan-favourite actors such as Paulson, Peters, Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Finn Wittrock, Lily Rabe, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman and Angelica Ross.
It will be Paulson and Peters’ first season since sitting out 1984.
Murphy recently teased the direction of the season with a photo of razor sharp, vampire-esque fangs, writing on Instagram: “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, the Emmy-winning screenwriter and showrunner 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.
For now, Ratched is sure to quench the thirst of American Horror Story fans.
A prequel to classic movie One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, the series stars Paulson as the infamous nurse and heartless title character who uses her authority to torture her patients.
Ratched is set in 1947 and follows Mildred as she arrives in Northern Carolina to “seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind,” where she presents herself as the “perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be.”
The series, which has received a two-season order at Netflix, also stars Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood, Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Charlie Carver as Huck Finnigan and Alice Englert as Nurse Dolly.
Deep breath for even more star power: Amanda Plummer as Louise, Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells, Vincent D’Onofrio as Gov. George Wilburn, Harriet Sansom Harris as Ingrid Blix, Brandon Flynn as Henry Osgood, Hunter Parish as Father Andrews and Rosanna Arquette as Anna.
Although the series has received mixed reviews, it hit the number one spot in 50 countries on Netflix – watch the trailer below.