Kim Kardashian and Emma Roberts will star in 'American Horror Story' Season 12.

Emma Roberts Confirmed Part 2 Of AHS: Delicate Has Wrapped Filming

Season 12 isn’t over yet!

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Step aside, Coven. Sorry, 1984. But the actual most dramatic season of American Horror Story just might be Season 12. Of course, that’s due in part to all the mystery caused by AHS: Delicate’s unexpected mid-season hiatus — but still, drama is drama, baby. Here’s everything to know about when the show will return to screens, and what fans might be able to expect once it does.

But first, a recap: The status of Season 12 had been secure for years before it entered production. FX renewed its hit horror series for a whopping four seasons all at once back in 2020, following the success of Season 9’s slasher-inspired 1984. Hype leading up to Season 12 was pretty high thanks in large part to the cast list (more on that later), and when the season finally premiered, fans certainly had a lot to say about the storyline.

However, due to the Hollywood strikes of 2023, Season 12 was forced to go on hiatus in the middle of the season, as actors and writers across the industry paused their work on shows and movies. Because Season 13 is already confirmed, there’s no real danger of this unexpected pause being AHS’s last hurrah, but it does leave a lot of the series’ future up in the air.

Filming For Part 2 Is Done

Emma Roberts confirmed on Jan. 22 that production on the final five episodes is already complete. “Last day of filming ahs delicate,” she wrote on Instagram.


Delicate’s Mid-Season Premiere Date Is Unclear

With filming done, the rest of the season should start airing relatively soon. According to Variety, the mid-season premiere date is expected sometime in 2024, but that’s all the clarity fans have gotten so far. Hopefully, a premiere date announcement is coming soon.

The Cast Still Has Fans Split

Season 12 has one of the most divisive cast lists to date, with some fans loving the newcomers and others craving the returns of franchise faves like Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, and Jessica Lange.

The first bit of information about Season 12 arrived on April 6, 2023, when it was revealed Matt Czuchry would star. The casting came on the tails of his medical drama The Resident being canceled, but Czuchry is probably better known for his role as Rory’s wealthy bad-boy boyfriend Logan in Gilmore Girls.

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A few days later, a teaser for the season confirmed AHS veteran Emma Roberts would be back for Season 12. This is Roberts’ sixth time starring in an AHS season, after she helmed Coven, Freak Show, Cult, Apocalypse, and 1984. Roberts helms the new season as the superstar actor Anna Alcott, whose life and career are thrown into a frenzy during her pregnancy.

The cast is rounded out by a mix of AHS newbies and franchise vets: Cara Delevingne, Billie Lourd, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Leslie Grossman, Julie White, Debra Monk, Zachary Quinto, and Denis O'Hare.

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But of course, the biggest casting shock was when it was revealed Kim Kardashian had joined the show. This season marks Kardashian’s first major television role in which she’s not playing herself, following her decades of reality TV success. She plays cutthroat agent Siobhan, who manages the career of Roberts’ character, Anna.

Kardashian’s casting is by far the most controversial of the season. Many fans reacted negatively right off the bat. Series creator Ryan Murphy responded to the criticism in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, saying "Kim is among the biggest and brightest television stars in the world and we are thrilled to welcome her to the AHS family."

As Part 1 of the series aired, reactions to Kardashian as Siobhan were mixed, with some fans loving the camp of it all and others rolling their eyes and calling it a PR play. TBD on whether Kardashian will win over everyone in the second part of the season.

The Plot Is Twisty — & It’s Based On A Book

Warning: Spoilers for American Horror Story: Delicate Part 1 follow.

American Horror Story: Delicate is based on the 2023 Danielle Valentine novel Delicate Condition, about a famous actor who suspects outside forces are messing with her pregnancy — think Rosemary’s Baby, but more modern. So far, the series is mostly sticking to the main points of the novel, with some detail changes throughout. Only time will tell how faithful Part 2 will be to the rest of the book.

For now, fans are left with quite a bit to think about with the mid-season finale. For starters, viewers learned a lot about Preecher’s backstory — namely, that she made a Satanic pact in the ‘80s to give away her baby in exchange for success. Preech then revealed Anna, Dex, and Dex’s mom are in danger from the Satanic cult which Dex’s first wife, Adeline, was part of. Meanwhile, Anna lost the Golden Globe to her rival, Babette, which caused Anna to tell Siobhan she wants an Oscar as much as she wants a baby. The next day, it’s revealed that Babette was killed, and fans are led to suspect Siobhan.

Guess fans will have to wait and see whether Kardashian’s character slays more than just her ‘fits when AHS: Delicate returns later this year.

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