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Ryan Murphy's Grotesquerie creeps toward FX, starring Niecy Nash-Betts, Courtney B. Vance & Lesley Manville

American Horror Story season 12 might be over, but more terror is on the way in Grotesquerie

Image credit: Ryan Murphy, Instagram

Did you just finish the season finale of American Horror Story: Delicate and immediately need more horror? We've got (A) a couple therapists to recommend and (B) great news - AHS series creator Ryan Murphy is bringing more tales of terror to FX with a new mysterious series, and we've got the details here.

Outlined by The Hollywood Reporter, the series will be titled Grotesquerie, and will star Lovecraft Country's Courtney B Vance, The Crown's Lesley Manville, and Emmy-winning Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story star Niecy Nash-Betts.

Details in the Hollywood Reporter are scant, save the cast listed above and a confirmation that the series is "set to premiere in the fall." However, the article does mention Ryan Murphy's own tease for the upcoming show, which he posted to Instagram on February 23, and that you can watch right here:

Maybe it's just because I grew up watching Reno 911, but it does sound an awful lot like Niecy Nash-Betts is speaking from the POV of law enforcement in that audio clip - her reference to the crime scene also sure makes it seem like she was there. But she could very well be playing a victim as well, or maybe even one of the 'shrinks' that she mentions.

Whatever role Nash-Betts plays in it, it appears the horror of Grotesquerie has far-reaching, maybe even global implications. "It's not getting better," says the star toward the end of the clip. And even though we're certain that's the case for her character, fans desperate for more TV horror would have to disagree.


Let Popverse carry you into the dark with our American Horror Story watch guide. Already a fan of the show? Stay informed on the AHS Season 12 release date. Think you're an expert? See if you know which AHS cast member has returned the most times. And if you've finished the series and still need more, check out these six shows to watch after American Horror Story.