Who’s in the American Horror Story season 12 cast? The scariest anthology series on TV screens is finally back, with creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk delivering another spooky tale. And this time, Kim Kardashian has come along for the ride.
Ever since it debuted in 2011, American Horror Story has been one of the best horror series on TV. Its status as an anthology series has meant that each new season can explore a completely different brand of terror, from gory homages to the best slasher movies to disturbing supernatural tales. Crucially, the frequent new stories mean that one of the best TV series out there can always stay fresh.
Now that the new season has arrived on our small screens, we’re here to tell you everything you need to know about the American Horror Story season 12 cast and plenty of other creepy details, too.
Who’s in the American Horror Story season 12 cast?
American Horror Story season 12 cast is a large ensemble, this time led by Kim Kardashian (yes, really), Emma Roberts, and Cara Delevingne.
It’s no surprise that Emma Roberts was brought back into the AHS fold since she’s been a series regular ever since Coven. Kim Kardashian and Cara Delevingne were surprise inclusions, but there’s certainly precedent for A-listers taking the series by storm. (We all remember Lady Gaga.)
Here’s the American Horror Story season 12 cast list:
- Emma Roberts as Anna Victoria Alcott
- Cara Delevingne as Meg
- Kim Kardashian as Siobhan Walsh
- Michaela Jaé Rodriguez as Cora
- Zachary Quinto as Frank
- Matt Czuchry as Dexter Harding
- Billie Lourd as Olympia
- Annabelle Dexter-Jones as Adeline Jouda
- Odessa A’zion as Gracie Walsh
- Debra Monk as Dr. Carla Hill
- Julie White as Ms. Io Preecher
- Denis O’Hare as Dr. Crawford
- Leslie Grossman as Emily Chapman
- Dominic Burgess as Hamish Moss
- Juliana Canfield as Talia
- Taylor Richardson as Babette Eno
- Ryan Spahn as Derek
American Horror Story season 12 release date and reviews
American Horror Story season 12 premiered on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, on Hulu. So far, the reviews have been pretty mixed.
The new season, called AHS: Delicate, will be split into two parts. Part One will drop weekly for five weeks, totaling five episodes for the first installment. Part Two’s release date is yet to be confirmed, though it’s looking like it will arrive sometime in 2024.
Some critics have praised the camp nature of this new season, and have also said that Kim Kardashian’s casting is actually rather fitting to the tone of the new story. That said, others have described it as a poor imitation of Rosemary’s Baby, and argue that it’s predictable.
“This season looks as posh, as cool, and sexy as a Prada dress on Madison Ave and you wanna hang out with these New Yorkers despite how creepy and inappropriate they are,” says Anthony D’Alessandro [Deadline], while Patrick Ryan [USA Today] writes, “Not even Kardashian’s inspired casting can save this dreadful new season, which arrives stillborn with an exhausted riff on Rosemary’s Baby.”
“It’s apparent that Delicate would like to be a Rosemary’s Baby for the age of modern fertility breakthroughs, but it has yet to pull anything original out of that conceit,” says Coleman Spilde of The Daily Beast.
What is American Horror Story season 12 about?
The American Horror Story season 12 plot is based on Danielle Valentine’s thriller novel: Delicate Condition.
Like the book, the new season is a feminist spin on the horror movie classic, Rosemary’s Baby. It tells the story of a woman isolated in a snowy location who becomes increasingly sure that some sort of malevolent figure has been following her in order to make sure that her unborn child never makes it into the world.
Emma Roberts plays Anna Victoria Alcott, an actress who rose from the ranks of TV fame to become an Oscar-caliber performer. She’s trying to have a baby with her husband, as well as navigate her way through the industry as a woman, helped along by her trusted publicist Siobhan (Kardashian).
When Anna has to undergo embryo treatment to get pregnant, the process results in strange happenings, and Anna soon finds herself stalked by mysterious figures, and finds herself subject to bizarre physical changes.
Is there an American Horror Story season 12 trailer?
Yes! The creepy trailer for AHS Delicate was released on September 6, 2023.
In the new clip, we see Roberts’ character being a star with issues. She’s also trying to get pregnant. However, things don’t go smoothly for the starlet, as you can probably guess. There are spinning camera angles, eerie music, and even some body horror. Check it out for yourself below!
Where can I watch American Horror Story season 12?
American Horror Story season 12 is airing on FX in the US, as well as the streaming service Hulu. Meanwhile, audiences in the UK can stream the show via Disney Plus.
Just as with previous seasons of American Horror Story, the cable network FX will carry the show in the US. That network doesn’t exist in the UK, but audiences who subscribe to the streaming service Disney Plus will be able to watch the show.
How many episodes are in American Horror Story season 12?
American Horror Story season 12 Part One has five episodes. However, we still don’t know what Part 2 will look like or how many episodes the entire season will have in total.
Previous seasons have had anything between nine and 13 episodes. Both season 10 and season 11 had ten episodes, so we’d expect American Horror Story season 12 to follow suit, which means we’re in store for plenty of Kardashian-led horror.
If you’re looking for some more small screen scares, check out everything we know about Wednesday season 2, as well as the Stranger Things season 5 release date. You can also get to know our list of the best horror movies and best Netflix horror movies, as well as checking out everything else new on Disney Plus.
You can also get to know the latest horror movies with our guides to the Five Nights at Freddy’s cast guide and our breakdown of how to watch the Saw movies in order. Elsewhere, check out our feature on why PG-13 horror can be great!