American Horror Story

American anthology horror television series

American Horror Story is an original FX American horror anthology series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk.

American Horror Story
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StarringList of cast members
Theme music composer
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons11
No. of episodes123 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Alexis Martin Woodall (s. 1–3)
  • Patrick McKee
  • Robert M. Williams Jr.
  • Ned Martel
Production location(s)
  • Christopher Baffa (pilot)
  • Michael Goi (s. 1–5)
  • Gavin Kelly (s. 6–9)
  • Bradley Buecker
  • Doc Crotzer
  • Adam Penn
Camera setupSingle camera
Running time37–73 minutes[2]
Production company(s)
Original networkFX
Original releaseOctober 5, 2011 (2011-10-05) –
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Every season is a new story about something different.

  • Season 1 (2011) was called Murder House. It was about a family that moves into a haunted house.
  • Season 2 (2012-2013) was called Asylum. It was about the inmates at an asylum.
  • Season 3 (2013-2014) was called Coven. It was about a group of witches.
  • Season 4 (2014-2015) was called Freak Show. It was about one of the last freak shows left in America.
  • Season 5 (2015-2016) was called Hotel. It was about a hotel where they live vampires and ghosts.
  • Season 6 (2016) was called Roanoke. It was about a documentary based on real events that happened to a couple in North Carolina.
  • Season 7 (2017) was called Cult. It is about the election and a clown's cult.
  • Season 8 (2018) was called Apocalypse. It was about the apocalypse and the story of the antichrist.
  • Season 9 (2019) is called 1984. It was about a camp and a mysterious serial killer.
  • Season 10 (2020) it doesn't have a name yet, neither a debut date. It has the following cast confirmed: Kathy Bates, Leslie Grossman, Billie Lourd, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross, Finn Wittrock and the newcomer Macaulay Culkin.

Cast and charactersEdit

Actor Seasons
Murder House (2011) Asylum (2012–13) Coven (2013–14) Freak Show (2014–15) Hotel (2015–16) Roanoke (2016) Cult (2017) Apocalypse (2018) 1984 (2019) Season 10 (2020)
Sarah Paulson Billie Dean Howard Lana Winters Cordelia Foxx Bette/Dot Tattler Sally McKenna Audrey Tindall/ Shelby Miller Ally Mayfair Richards Cordelia Foxx/ Wilhemina Venable Confirmed
Evan Peters Tate Langdon Kit Walker Kyle Spencer Jimmy Darling James Patrick March Rory Monahan Kai Anderson/ Andy Warhol Mr. Gallant/ Jeff Pfister Confirmed
Lily Rabe Nora Montgomery Sister Mary Eunice Misty Day Sister Mary Eunice Aileen Wuornos Shelby Miller Misty Day Lavinia Richter Confirmed
Frances Conroy Moira O'Hara Angel of Death Myrtle Snow Gloria Mott Mama Polk Bebe Babbitt Myrtle Snow/Moira O'Hara
Jessica Lange Constance Langdon Sister Jude Martin Fiona Goode Elsa Mars Constance Langdon
Angela Bassett Marie Laveau Desiree Dupree Ramona Royale Monet Tumusiime/ Lee Harris Marie Laveau
Kathy Bates Delphine Lalaurie Ethel Darling Iris Agnes Mary Winstead/ The Butcher Miriam Mead Confirmed
Denis O'Hare Larry Harvey Spalding Stanley Liz Taylor Elias Cunningham/ William
Adina Porter Sally Freeman Lee Harris Beverly Hope Dinah Stevens Confirmed
Jamie Brewer Adelaide Langdon Nan Marjorie Hedda Nan
Emma Roberts Madison Montgomery Maggie Esmerelda Serena Belinda Madison Montgomery Brooke Thompson
Taissa Farmiga Violet Harmon Zoe Benson Sophie Green Zoe Benson/ Violet Harmon
Cheyenne Jackson Will Drake Sidney Aaron James Rudy Vincent John Henry Moore
Gabourey Sidibe Queenie Regina Ross Queenie Queenie
Mare Winningham Alicia Spencer Rita Gayheart Hazel Evers Sally Keffler
Finn Wittrock Dandy Mott Tristan Duffy/ Rodolfo Valentino Jether Polk Bobby Richter Confirmed
Wes Bentley Edward Mordrake Detective John Lowe Ambrose White/Dylan
Dylan McDermott Ben Harmon Johnny Morgan Ben Harmon Bruce
John Carroll Lynch Twisty the Clown John Wayne Gacy Twisty the Clown Benjamin Richter / Mr. Jingles
Billie Lourd Winter Anderson Mallory Montana Duke Confirmed
Leslie Grossman Meadow Wilton Coco St. Pierre Margaret Booth Confirmed
Naomi Grossman Pepper Pepper Samantha Crowe
Zachary Quinto Chad Warwick Oliver Thredson
Matt Bomer Andy Donovan
Connie Britton Vivien Harmon Vivien Harmon
Mena Suvari Elizabeth Short Elizabeth Short
Erika Ervin Amazon Eve The Fist
Lady Gaga Elizabeth "The Countess" Johnson Scathach
Ben Woolf Thaddeus Montgomery/ Infanta Meep
Matt Ross Charles Montgomery Charles Montgomery
Christine Estabrook Marcy Marcy
Anthony Ruivivar Miguel Ramos Richard Ramirez
Robin Weigert Cynthia Potter Mama Polk
Grace Gummer Millie Penny
Lance Reddick Papa Legba Papa Legba
Chloë Sevigny Shelley Alex Lowe
Danny Huston The Axeman Massimo Dolcefino
Billy Eichner Harrison Wilton Brock/Mutt
Chaz Bono Lot Polk/ Brian Wells Gary Longstreet
Cody Fern Michael Langdon Xavier Plympton
Angelica Ross Donna Chambers Confirmed
Stevie Nicks Herself Herself
Kate Mara Hayden McClain
Joseph Fiennes Monsignor Timothy Howard
Lizzie Brocheré Grace
James Cromwell Arthur Arden
Patti LuPone Joan Ramsey
Michael Chiklis Dell Toledo
Patti LaBelle Dora Ross
Neil Patrick Harris Chester Crab
Richard T. Jones Detective Andrew Hahn
Naomi Campbell Claudia Bankson
Darren Criss Justin
Cuba Gooding, Jr. Dominic Banks/Matt Miller
André Holland Matt Miller
Shannon Lucio Diana Cross
Alison Pill Ivy Mayfair-Richards
Lena Dunham Valerie Solanas
Joan Collins Evie Gallant/ Bubbles McGee
Billy Porter Behold Chablis
Kyle Allen Timothy Campbell
Ash Santos Emily
Gus Kenworthy Chet Clancy
Matthew Morrison Trevor Kirchner
Anthony Ruivivar Richard Ramirez
Zach Villa Richard Ramirez
Macaulay Culkin Confirmed


  1. Known as 20th Century Fox Television from 2011 to 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 This amount represents the total qualified expenditures for the California Film & Television Tax Credit and excludes other non-qualifying costs.


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