From today, Wednesday 29 November on Disney+ (also visible on Sky Glass, Sky Q and via the app on Now Smart Stick) the highly anticipated new chapter of the horror saga returns American Horror Storywhich in this 12th season acquires the subtitle of Delicate and features in the cast one of the most famous women on the globe: “Her Majesty” Kim Kardashian.
As in every season, this time too a brand new theme develops, with no apparent connections with past seasons, as it is an anthology series.
For the new act of American Horror Story, the main characters are actress Anna Alcott (played by Emma Roberts) and her boyfriend Dexter Harding (Matt Czuchry). The couple tries to have a child, resorting to artificial insemination. Anna, however, continues to have nightmares and negative visions, often related to spiders. All this causes her enormous stress, which is unmanageable for her.
The cast also includes influencer and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian, who takes on the role of Siobhan, actress Anna Alcott’s press secretary.
One episode of the first part, consisting of five episodes, is released on Disney+ every week. The second part of American Horror Story: Delicateconsisting of four more episodes, will arrive in 2024.
You can watch the trailer of American Horror Story: Delicate in the video you find above, at the head of this article.
One of the longest-running and most beloved TV series on the small screen
Now in its 12th season, American Horror Story it is one of the most loved and long-lived series of all time, certainly the most appreciated in the horror scene.
The two historical creators, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, are always responsible for each season.
The reason why the nine episodes of the show will arrive in two parts (unlike what happened for the previous 11 seasons) is linked to the stop of filming during the strike of Hollywood screenwriters and actors.
After the homage to ’80s slasher movies by American Horror Story: 1984Ryan Murphy this time winks at a great masterpiece of the horror genre, that is Rosemary’s Baby by Roman Polanski (the first horror film to be nominated for an Oscar, and to have won a statuette, the one for best supporting actress going to Ruth Gordon).
American Horror Story: Delicate arrives one year after the last season, American Horror Story: NYC.
Kim Kardashian is part of the cast
For this 12th chapter, Murphy has assembled a stellar cast, with the two veteran actors of the series, Emma Roberts and Denis O’Hare, and a crazy new entry: Kim Kardashian.
The new season of American Horror Story it is based on the book Delicate Condition by Danielle Valentine, optioned by Murphy even before its publication.
The story revolves around an actress who is convinced that someone is trying to hinder her in her dream of becoming a mother. In comparison to Rosemary’s Baby of Polanski (where he, the husband named Guy, was an actor), here it is basically Rosemary who is part of Hollywood, where with “Rosemary” we indicate in a broad sense the female protagonist, eager to fulfill her dream of motherhood just like in Polanski’s film.
By resorting to in vitro fertilization, Anna will finally be able to conceive a child, however a miscarriage that occurs shortly after the discovery of the pregnancy will shatter her dream. In the days following the alleged miscarriage, however, Anna continues to feel her baby moving inside her, yet none of those to whom she tells what she feels about her takes her seriously.
The stellar cast of American Horror Story: Delicate
This twelfth season brings together many faces known to fans of the series. Emma Roberts plays Anna Victoria Alcott; Matt Czuchry plays Dex Harding; Kim Kardashian is Siobhan Corbyn; Annabelle Dexter-Jones stars in the dual role of Sonia Shawcross and Adeline Harding.
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez plays Nicolette, while Denis O’Hare plays Dr. Andrew Hill. Of note is that in Rosemary’s Baby the protagonist’s gynecologist was actually called Doctor Hill, as in this case, in a clear reference to Polanski’s horror masterpiece.
Supermodel and actress Cara Delevingne plays Ivy Ehrenreich, Julie White is Ms. Preecher, Maaz Ali plays Kamal, Juliana Canfield plays Talia Baldwin and Tavi Gevinson plays Cora. Then there are Dominic Burgess as Hamish Moss, Taylor Richardson as Babette Eno and Debra Monk as Virginia Harding.
You can watch the trailer of American Horror Story: Delicate in the video you find above, at the head of the article.