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The Surprising Settings AHS Fans Want To See In Future Seasons

The premiere of Season 10 of "American Horror Story" is imminent, and although fans already know the setting for "AHS: Double Feature" (Provincetown, Massachusetts), many are thinking about where they'd like to see the show set its future stories. In the decade since Ryan Murphy's celebrated horror series premiered on FX, it's already taken viewers to a variety of locations, from Jupiter, Florida, to New Orleans, to Los Angeles, to the outskirts of Boston. Since "AHS: Double Feature" marks a return to Massachusetts and New England, it's hard not to assume that next time, Murphy will be moving in a different direction entirely.

On the "AHS" subreddit, u/CLO_MODE asked fans to "discuss where in the US (they'd) love to see an AHS season set." The user's initial prompt mentions Hawaii, Alaska, and Nevada, then notes that John Carroll Lynch's character in "AHS:1984" ends up moving to Alaska and wonders if Murphy might have been "hinting at a future season set up north." "Hawaii would be perfect," agreed u/viridiusdynamus, while another fan echoed and added to some of the original poster's choices. u/Benjen88 responded by imagining "Kathy Bates playing a maniacal mayor armed with a clip board and a different Hawaiian shirt for every day of the week" in a season revolving around the island, then threw out locations and themes such as the "Wild West," a working farm, and "A cocaine fueled season in Miami in the 1980's." Other fans noted the potential of moving the series to a farm, while a few had some very specific mid-Atlantic locations in mind.

Other locations that hold untapped potential for AHS

"Farms make for a very creepy atmosphere," agreed u/CLO_MODE, and u/creepy_spider_ghost narrowed the location even further, suggesting Kansas as a potential setting where writers could "use our local cryptid: the winged demon." Despite the various criticisms "AHS: Cult" received for leaning further into politics than horror themes, a few fans still feel that a D.C. setting holds a lot of promise. Suggesting a different direction, u/gemininature called for "less of a realistic 'left vs right'" focus in exchange for something more akin to "The Omen" or "Manchurian Candidate." The original poster readily agreed, saying a D.C. setting wouldn't necessarily have to be political: "I'd love to see a season like Predator or Alien with a team of soldiers being hunted," they added. 

While this isn't the first time fans have called for "AHS" to move to the great northern wilderness, some viewers pointed out that moving around to different states might be more conducive to breathing some fresh air into the series. "American Horror Story: Cross-country," u/ATLACT313 suggested: "It would use multiple locations and have a solid plot for once by keeping the characters on the road-trip small." Another fan proposed an RV setting, while a third agreed that seeing a variety of states "would be cool."

Regardless of where Murphy chooses to move his menagerie of returning cast members and themes in future seasons, for now at least, his decision to shoot in Provincetown appears (based on the terrifying new trailer) to have been a good one. Season 10 will premiere on FX on August 25 at 10 p.m. EST.