Most shows entering their 10th season are likely to be scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to fresh, new ideas. However, when that moment arrived for Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the creators of the massively popular American Horror Story, they were instead spurred on to double down on their efforts — developing the all-new, one-shot, anthology spin-off, American Horror Stories.
The show, and its blend of the mature and camp, returns for its sophomore season this month, with nine all-new, hair-raising narratives. If you’ve the craving for bite-sized horror or are sporting a Tales from the Crypt-shaped hole in your heart, then read on for our guide on how to watch American Horror Stories online.
Season one of American Horror Stories was a mixed bag to say the least. While there were some interesting episodes, the reliance on its parent show’s Murder House location and cast did come across as self-referential (and oftentimes self-aggrandizing).
However, season two could be set to walk its own path with the new season’s trailer and Barbie-esque “Die-o-Rama” teaser potentially indicating an all-new theme between episodes.
How to watch American Horror Stories season 2 online in the U.S. and Canada
Those wanting to watch FX’s American Horror Stories season 2 online in the U.S. and Canada can find all of the latest episodes on Hulu, the home of FX On Demand content. The show’s sophomore season kicks off on Thursday, July 21, 2022, with the episode “Dollhouse” being available to stream from midnight EST. Those on the West Coast will be able to watch the show slightly earlier than advertised on Wednesday, July 20 at 9 p.m. PST due to the time zone differences. Episodes will release at the same time each week up until the as-of-yet untitled series finale in September.
How to watch American Horror Stories season 2 online in the UK
In late June the official social media account for Disney+ announced that American Horror Stories season 2 will come to the U.K. and Ireland by way of the House of Mouse’s streaming platform. However, at the time of writing, the release date for the show’s second installment has yet to be revealed. While you wait for more information on the upcoming season’s U.K. debut, the show’s first installment is prepped and ready for a rewatch on Disney+ as a Star Original.
How to watch American Horror Stories season 2 in Australia
The second season of American Horror Stories will arrive in Australia via on demand platforms BINGE(opens in new tab) and Foxtel NOW(opens in new tab). The horror anthology kicks off with its first episode, “Dollhouse,” being made available on Friday, July 22, 2022 — a day later than the North American premiere. New episodes will then premiere every Friday for the duration of the show’s nine-episode run.