Mainly that he knows fans really want to see AHS: Space.
Murphy says: “There’s a couple of areas. Every season by Halloween, I come up with what the winner (theme) is and I already came up with an idea for season 10. There’s always the runner-ups, and I’m like ‘Hmm could this be something?’ We flirted with aliens, we flirted with space, we flirted with some things that were more interesting than others. I think that at the heart of it, it’s always about Americana.”
He continues, “It would be hard to do something like that idea you mention, not that I wouldn’t. The fans write in what they want, and they’re very excited about the Coven stuff and the aliens in season 2. They’ve always wanted something in space. It’s always a mysterious process of how I come up with the idea. I really don’t even understand it. I have a list of finalists on a piece of paper and I work on all of them. It’s just where is my life when I’m working on them.”
The last season was the 80’s slasher inspired AHS: 1984 which starred Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Cody Fern, Angelica Ross, Leslie Grossman, Matthew Morrison, Gus Kenworthy, Zach Villa, and John Carroll Lynch. It aired its final episode last Wednesday.
Personally, I found AHS: 1984 to be the best season the spotty series has sported in years. Hands down.