Macaulay Culkin Is Making A Return To The Screen With American Horror Story

29 February 2020
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Culkin will join the cast of American Horror Story for season 10, with many claiming it could be the big comeback the child star was always hoping for

Somewhere along the trajectory of recent history, pop culture seemed to pivot from comedic sitcoms of mundane trivialities and the complexities of friendship, to series that, if not based on true stories, certainly took inspiration from the garbage fire that is real life. Events in the past that were once considered taboo or too gruesome for discussion were dredged up and made into successful podcasts and TV shows. And while not all of these shows carry the same burden of reporting and due diligence as something like The Teacher’s Pet podcast, we can’t help but wonder what it says about society today that we find such horror stories so riveting.

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Case in point: American Horror Story. What started in 2011 by creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk has since spawned nine seasons, each delivering a new physical and psychological horror story based on different characters and locations. For the uninitiated, the show acts as something of an anthology series, with each season serving as a self-contained mini-series.

Despite its long run, American Horror Story continues to gather momentum and a pervasive fan base. And when news broke that the show would return for a tenth season, fans could only speculate who would appear. Well, Falchuk and Murphy aren’t leaving anything on the table for this season, enlisting the acting chops of child star Macaulay Culkin.

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Murphy posted a video to his Instagram account which revealed the cast list. The names appeared in the iconic American Horror Story font, against a black and white shoreline. And there, alongside familiar names like Kathy Bates, Finn Wittrock, Lily Rabe, and Billie Lourd, was Culkin’s.

While little is known about the tenth season in terms of plot, many have expressed excitement that with Culkin set to star in the hit show, it could just be the big comeback the Home Alone actor has been waiting for. In recent years, Culkin has crawled back into the spotlight but only ever so hesitantly. His most recent appearances include being a guest star on the Hulu comedy series, Dollface.

And with American Horror Story having been green-lit for a three-season renewal, perhaps Culkin will be a recurring presence on the show.

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A release date for season 10 of American Horror Story is yet to be announced, but we will be sure to keep you updated. In the mean time, the most recent season subtitled “1984” can be streamed online, telling the story of a campground that became a murder ground.

Via GQ Australia