After more than a decade on FX, Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story” is nearing the end of Season 12 – titled “American Horror Story: Delicate.” The forthcoming set of episodes seems like it will bring all of the creepy “American Horror Story” goodness fans might want, with a new fascinating plot and a superb cast behind it. In the midst of all of this excitement, Murphy has found himself in hot water with show fans. Angelica Ross, an “American Horror Story” alum, alleged that the show’s creator ghosted her when she proposed an all-entirely Black lead cast.
Ross revealed this on Twitter, sharing a screenshot of emails between her and Murphy from July 2020 in which they discussed the idea. In his email, he expresses his desire to continue forward with the concept, even pushing Black talent to be featured heavily in the season. In response, Ross joyfully suggests more ideas for her co-stars, but her excitement is misplaced. Their discussions eventually ended, with Ross revealing that after years of radio silence, she contacted one last time in February 2022. Nothing came from Murphy’s side this time.
The lack of communication and unprofessionalism toward Ross are unquestionably awful and to make matters worse, it turns out that this situation left her to postpone another high-profile cooperation while she worked with Murphy and his team.
Angelica Ross and her Twitter screenshots indicate that she worked tirelessly to make a Black cast-led “American Horror Story” season a reality. She knew who she wanted to work with on it and was thrilled to work on the project with Ryan Murphy. But, for whatever reason, he kept her in the dark regarding the status of the concept.
“It’s not JUST that the idea changed. Things change all the time. It’s that I called business affairs for MONTHS trying to get clarity if they were picking up my contract option or if I was ok to tell Marvel that I was available for whatever they were calling me for. I had been auditioning for THREE YEARS for marvel,” Ross posted in another tweet about the “American Horror Story” situation. In her 2022 email to Murphy, she mentioned that Marvel Studios had already called her twice at that time.