'AHS: NYC' Teaser Promises the 'Deadliest Year'

Watch a scene-setting teaser for 'AHS: NYC' ahead of its October premiere.
by Danielle Turchiano — 



FX has released the first teaser for AHS: NYC, and it confirms a few things fans suspected, namely that it is a period piece and it follows the LGBTQIA+ community as they are stalked by a killer.

Interestingly, the star-studded cast is not in play in this teaser, as the less-than-a-minute-long clip instead chooses to focus on worldbuilding through the setting, rather than specific characters. It begins with a shot of the New York City skyline when the Twin Towers were still standing, proving the season will not be set later than 2001. It also features quick shots of the club scene, as well as the infamous images from the key art, including chains, and a masked and spiked serial killer.

It also mentions that this is the "deadliest year" among many drops of blood, but it is unclear if that messaging refers to the year of the setting of this season, or this season itself.

Joe Mantello, Billie Lourd, Zachary Quinto, Russell Tovey, Leslie Grossman, Charlie Carver, Sandra Bernhard, Isaac Powell, Denis O'Hare, and Patti LuPone star in the season, which is the 11th season of the American Horror Story overall.

The series is a horror anthology created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk that began in 2011 with a limited series affectionately subtitled "Murder House" that explored the vengeful ghosts that lingered in a Los Angeles-area mansion. Each season that followed delved into different stories and themes of the horror genre, including witches, vampires, aliens, slasher killers, and criminal treatment of psychiatric patients. The show did bring beloved characters back in its later seasons. American Horror Stories, an episodic anthology offshoot dealing in similar creepy themes premiered in 2021.

Murphy, Falchuk, Alexis Martin Woodall, John J. Gray, Manny Coto, Jennifer Salt, and Our Lady J serve as executive producers on AHS:NYC. The series is produced by 20th Television.

AHS: NYC premieres Oct. 19 at 10 p.m. on FX with its first two episodes. Then, two episodes will air each subsequent Wednesday for the following four weeks to conclude its 10-episode season. The season will also stream next-day on Hulu.