American Horror Story has never been afraid to take risks or make a bold choice… And with Monday’s announcement that the anthology series’ twelfth season will star reality television personality Kim Kardashian, that reputation continues.
Currently being referred to as “Delicate,” season twelve will reportedly take its plot from the upcoming novel Delicate Condition which is described as “feminist update of Rosemary’s Baby.” The story will detail a pregnant woman convinced that a shadowy stalker means her unborn child harm.
Posting the same video to their respective Instagram accounts, Kardashian and franchise veteran Emma Roberts said little with the short clip, but their involvement sparked a firestorm of interest regardless.
Kardashian has had little acting experience outside of a guest spot on CSI some years ago. However, series creator Ryan Murphy was impressed by her recent Saturday Night Live hosting gig and pitched her inclusion in AHS, marking perhaps the biggest gamble the series has taken.
Roberts is a 5 season AHS alum, but has been absent from the series since 2019’s American Horror Story: 1984. This, along with Roberts’ inclusion in Murphy’s Scream Queens and appearances in horror features Scream 4 and The Hunt have made the actress a favourite with genre fans.
No further information has been given on the upcoming season, but it is expected to premiere this coming fall. We will report any further developments as they come.