'American Horror Stories' Trailer Drops with Kaia Gerber, Paris Jackson, Matt Bomer and More

American Horror Stories, Ryan Murphy's spinoff series, premieres July 15 on FX

American Horror Stories, the upcoming American Horror Story spinoff series, is on the way with a star-studded cast.

A trailer for the debut season dropped Thursday featuring stars Kaia Gerber, Paris Jackson, Matt Bomer, Danny Trejo, Sierra McCormick, Kyle Reid Silverstein, Naomi Grossman and more.

The new clip teases a seance, an evil, bat-wielding Santa Claus and a scene of Amy Grabow as former second lady Tipper Gore. Grabow's Tipper appears to be at the infamous Parents Music Resource Center hearing in 1985, during which she and her fellow committee members fought to put warning labels on explicit music.

"We are concerned about the effect of violent content on our society," she says.

At the end of the mysterious clip, Gerber and McCormick's characters are lying in a bathtub together when Gerber says, "There are so many wonderful ways to make people suffer."

Kaia Gerber, Paris Jackson, Matt Bomer
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FX first teased the series in a shorter clip on Twitter Wednesday. "And this isn't even the half of it," the cryptic caption said of what's to come in the "twisted new anthology."

Ryan Murphy, the award-winning screenwriter behind AHS, first announced the spinoff series in May 2020, posting a photo from a Zoom call with actors from nearly all nine seasons of American Horror Story.

"American Horror Story cast zoom call ... where we reminisced about the good times ... the spinoff we're doing called American Horror Stories (one hour contained episodes) ... when we will start filming the next season of the mothership ... and other stuff I cannot print," Murphy, 55, wrote on Instagram alongside the grab, showing Sarah Paulson, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange, among others.

In November, he also shared a teaser for the show, as well as more details about its format.

"We are doing 16, one-hour stand-alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore ... many of these episodes will feature AHS stars you know and love. More to follow ... ," Murphy told fans on Twitter.

The promotional poster included a haunting image of a woman with a cracked skull, allowing the viewer to peer inside her head, revealing nothing but cobwebs and a deadly-looking spider.

The first episode of American Horror Stories premieres July 15 on FX on Hulu.

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