‘American Horror Story’ Season 10 May Reunite Fan-Favorites

American Horror Story: 1984, the horror anthology series’ gory ninth season, wrapped up this past Wednesday, proving that the ’80s are truly forever. Though the season marked the shortest in American Horror Story‘s history, it received an overall positive response from fans and had a major milestone—the show’s 100th episode. Avid and observant viewers of the show are already looking to season 10, scoping out clues to the season’s theme from the hints dropped in AHS: 1984. (The most popular theory so far is space, with urban legends following close behind, if you’re curious.) But now fans have another reason to speculate about the monumental tenth season: co-creator and EP Ryan Murphy revealed this week that it could potentially be the show’s last.

In an interview with Deadline, Murphy explained that it’s not necessarily a ratings issue. Though often divisive—if you ask any fan to rank the seasons from most to least favorite, you’ll get wildly different answers—American Horror Story has always been a ratings powerhouse. The show’s contract with FX runs out after season 10. Murphy, who has made the move to Netflix himself, expressed interest in taking the show over there, but also affirmed that he’s in the middle of negotiations to keep American Horror Story at FX. Of the talks with FX Chairman John Landgraf, Murphy said, “We have had conversations about the show going 20 seasons.”

And he has huge plans for the milestone season, especially if it does end up being the show’s last. He teased that fans “will love [Season 10] because it’s about reuniting fan-favorite actors.” Adding, “So, I’ve been quietly reaching out to various people. Some people I haven’t reached out to yet because I was like ‘Do I have a role for them?’ So far, everybody I reached out to said ‘Yes’, so that’s been great.”

So, who can American Horror Story fans expect to see again? As with almost everything else surrounding the show, Murphy isn’t giving up any secrets just yet. With the series’ storied history of notable stars and breakout talent, anyone’s fair game. It’s been hinted, though, that the returning cast will be mostly fan-favorites who were missing from AHS: 1984.

“If you look at the iconography of the first three seasons, you can figure who I’ve gone to and who might be coming back,” Murphy revealed.

What do you think, American Horror Story fans? Do you believe the show has enough staying power to go beyond season 10? Who would you like to see return next season? Share your thoughts in the comments!