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‘American Horror Story: Delicate’ – What to Know About Season 12

‘American Horror Story: Delicate’ – What to Know About Season 12

New episodes of the iconic horror anthology series American Horror Story are creeping up on us yet again, this time for Part 2 of the latest season, Delicate. The fifth and final episode of Part 1 aired on October 18, 2023, and fans of this season are waiting eagerly for the next batch of episodes so we can finally figure out what the heck is going on with Anna Alcott.

This post will give you all the information you need to know to be ready for Part 2 of the 12th season of the series, American Horror Story: Delicate, from a recap of Part 1 and the questions we still have to what to expect for the remaining episodes. Don’t be scared, we don’t bite (unlike some of the characters in this season).

Where to Watch the New Season of AHS

Watch the premiere of American Horror Story: Delicate Part 2 on Wednesday, April 3 at 10/9c on FX. You can watch it live with DIRECTV on channel 248. Episodes will also be available to stream on Hulu after episodes are released.

Is ‘American Horror Story’ Season 12 Based off a Book?

Throughout the dozen seasons of American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk have taken inspiration from a number of classic horror movies and tropes: slasher summer camp, haunted houses, witches, you name it.

Despite that, the show has never truly followed someone else’s story — up until American Horror Story season 12, that is. This season is based on a recently released horror novel, “Delicate Condition” by Danielle Valentine. And if you’ve already read it, you know just how perfect it will be for an American Horror Story adaptation.

The book follows actress Anna Victoria Alcott as she desperately tries to get pregnant, despite many signs telling her that perhaps it isn’t in the cards for her. After multiple rounds of IVF, however, she finally finds herself pregnant, but her problems don’t end there.

Being referred to as “the feminist update to Rosemary’s Baby we all needed,” the book shares hard truths about medical gaslighting and fertility struggles that are largely ignored by doctors and society.

If you had no idea the book existed, no worries. There’s no required reading to enjoy this story. In fact, the recap below will give you everything you need to be ready to go for the release of Part 2 on Wednesday, April 3, at 10/9c on FX.

What Happened in Part 1 of ‘American Horror Story: Delicate’?

This section will contain spoilers about AHS: Delicate Part 1!

Part 1 of American Horror Story: Delicate may have had some missteps, but overall, it set up a strong foundation for what fans hope to be a satisfying conclusion in Part 2.

Here’s the gist: Anna Victoria Alcott is an actress who just made it big from her first blockbuster. She has a handsome husband, a nice NYC apartment, a couple of cute golden retrievers – what more could she ask for?

Above all, Anna wants a baby, and is willing to do whatever it takes to get one. And she does become pregnant, but suffers a miscarriage shortly after. This is all happening while she’s dealing with the stress of awards shows, home invasions and creepy dolls popping up in random places. Not to mention, Anna continues to lose track of time, misplace things and experience pain that her husband and doctors don’t seem to be worried about.

Anna thinks her chances of being a mother are over, until mysterious women in black with raven headpieces (who are somehow involved with the creepy fertility doctor, Dr. Hill) inject her with something in an unsettling operating room in the basement of the home Anna is staying at. Yup, you read that right.

There’s a satanic cult mixed up in all of this, and it would appear the group has been creating demon babies since the 16th century. Dr. Hill is seemingly an important player in the cult, and Anna isn’t the only woman alive this has happened to.

And that’s only the half of it, but it should give you a good enough basis for Part 2.

What Questions Do We Have from Part 1?

As we mentioned, Part 1 set up a lot of plot lines, and some of them were answered, but far more were not. Here are a few of the biggest questions we have leading up to Part 2:

  • What is in the vials of “B-12” Siobhan Corbyn (Kim Kardashian) keeps giving to Anna?
  • And on that note, what is Siobhan’s end game, anyway?
  • How does Cara Delevingne’s enigmatic character, Ivy, play into everything?
  • What do Dex and his father (whoever he may be) have to do with the satanic cult?
  • How do Ms. Preecher and Dex’s mom, Virginia, know each other?
  • Is Anna an unreliable narrator? Or is everyone around her extremely skilled in gaslighting?

After a five-month hiatus, we are eagerly anticipating the return of American Horror Story: Delicate to finally get these questions answered.

‘AHS: Delicate Part 2’ Trailer

Same as the trailer from Part 1, the official Part 2 trailer will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. Watch Emma Roberts, Kim Kardashian and Cara Delevingne in the trailer here:

Meet the Full Cast of ‘American Horror Story’ Season 12

To refresh your memory, here is the new season’s cast:

Emma Roberts as Anna Victoria Alcott, actor and main protagonist

Kim Kardashian as Siobhan Corbyn, Anna’s publicist and friend

Cara Delevigne as Ivy Ehrenreich

Matt Czuchry as Dexter Harding Jr., Anna’s husband

Julie White as Io Preecher

Denis O’Hare as Dr. Andrew Hill, the fertility doctor

Annabelle Dexter Jones as Sonia, an artist who looks eerily similar to Dex’s dead wife

Michaela Jae Rodriquez as Nicolette, house manager

Juliana Canfield as Talia Baldwin, Dex’s business partner and friend

Tavy Gevinson as Cora, fertility clinic receptionist

Debra Monk as Virginia Harding, Dex’s mother

Dominic Burgess as Hamish Moss, director of the movie Anna starred in

Billie Lourd as Ashley, PR team member

Leslie Grossman as Ashleigh, another PR team member

Watch AHS on DIRECTV

Make sure to watch the premiere of AHS Delicate Part 2 on Wednesday, April 3 at 10/9 p.m. on FX. If you want to catch up on Part 1 of season 12, you can rewatch episodes here.

And if you just can’t wait for April 3, you can catch up on previous seasons of AHS (or rewatch them for the fifth time) with your DIRECTV subscription.

And if you aren’t a DIRECTV customer yet, make the switch today!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the new season of American Horror Story?

AHS Season 12 is called 'Delicate' and follows actor Anna Victoria Alcott as she attempts to become pregnant.

Where can I watch AHS Delicate?

American Horror Story: Delicate will be available to watch live on FX at 10/9c on September 20th, channel 248.

Is the new season of American Horror Story based off a book?

American Horror Story: Delicate is based on the book 'Delicate Condition' by Danielle Valentine.

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