Macaulay Culkin and a Brief History of American Horror Story’s Shocking Casting Moves

Ryan Murphy has a history of shocking audiences, especially when it comes to American Horror Story. But it’s not just the storylines, which have included everything from aliens and witches to nuns and the Antichrist, but the casting choices too. Macaulay Culkin‘s involvement in the mysterious season 10 is just the latest piece of casting news to delight AHS audiences.

Since season one, American Horror Story: Murder House, Murphy and Co. have assembled star-studded casts, usually with a surprising member to mix it up. In AHS: Murder House, it was Jessica Lange, the two-time Oscar winner who was doing her first TV series. Lange would go on to star in four seasons of the anthology series and after seeing all the success, Oscar winner Kathy Bates joined up in season three. Oscar nominee Angela Bassett also made her AHS debut with American Horror Story: Coven.

Surprising casting choices continued, and changed reasons why they were so surprising. Like Lady Gaga in American Horror Story: Hotel and Olympic athlete Gus Kenworthy in American Horror Story: 1984. Culkin’s past TV work includes Dollface, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Will & Grace, Kings and Robot Chicken.

As we await more details on who exactly Culkin will be playing alongside Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Lily Rabe, Angelica Ross and Finn Wittrock, take a walk down AHS memory lane and remember these surprising casting choices with us.

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Murder House

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, Emma Roberts

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American Horror Story Roanoke, 2017 Emmys

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American Horror Story: Hotel, Lady Gaga

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American Horror Story: Cult, AHS: Cult

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American Horror Story: Apocalypse, Joan Collins, AHS

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American Horror Story: 1984

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Macaulay Culkin, 2018 American Music Awards, 2018 AMA's

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American Horror Story season 10 will likely premiere in the fall on FX.

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