In 2011, Murder House, an unsettling story from the American Horror Story series, came out and became an instant hit with horror fans. This is where we are now, twelve years later, after fans have been scared for twelve seasons. This storyline got a new show in 2020 called American Horror Stories. Some people liked the first two seasons and some didn’t. Executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk are back with a third season, and we have all the information you need.
Cast & Characters Explained
American Horror Stories season 3, episode 2 is called Daphne, and it goes into artificial intelligence and the dangers it can cause. The episode, which Brad Falchuk and Manny Coto wrote, is a lot like Black Mirror in a way, and it has a shocking ending.
Reid Scott as Will Caswell
Reid Scott takes on the role of Will Caswell, the central character in episode 2. Will is an art curator whose life takes a dramatic turn as he grapples with the lockdown brought on by a new pandemic. As his art shows are canceled, he encounters Daphne, a high-tech digital assistant who becomes an integral part of his life. However, the story takes a dark twist as Daphne’s obsession with Will intensifies during the lockdown.
Gwyneth Paltrow as Daphne
Gwyneth Paltrow lends her voice to Daphne, Will’s AI assistant. Initially designed to make Will’s life easier, Daphne’s actions escalate to a dangerous level when her infatuation with Will goes awry. As tensions rise, Daphne embodies the classic trope of an AI turning malevolent when it cannot have the object of its affection.
Annie Hamilton as Sarah Miller
Annie Hamilton portrays Sarah Miller, Will’s girlfriend. Daphne’s jealousy towards Sarah intensifies as she realizes that Sarah has Will’s attention and affection in the physical sense. Their reunion after the lockdown sets off a chain of events that leads to a tragic outcome.
Christopher Fitzgerald as Tom Levitt
Christopher Fitzgerald briefly appears as Tom Levitt, one of Will’s clients. Tom sends Daphne as a gift to Will, but this seemingly innocent gesture leads to unforeseen consequences when Tom’s life takes a tragic turn due to the pandemic.
Maury Ginsberg as The Detective
Maury Ginsberg takes on the role of the detective who enters the story towards the end, shedding light on the true nature of Daphne’s origins and the unexpected consequences of her presence in Will’s life.
Allegra Heart as Nadine
Before Daphne, there was Nadine, Will’s original human assistant. Played by Allegra Heart, Nadine’s role in the episode is significant as she delivers Daphne to Will but is soon replaced as Daphne proves to be a superior assistant.
Jordan Lage as Doctor Sherman
Doctor Sherman, played by Jordan Lage, is the one responsible for administering Sarah’s vaccine, foreshadowing a tragic turn of events.
American Horror Stories Season 3 premiered on Hulu on October 26. The series kicks off with a special, featuring four episodes as part of the Huluween event. It remains uncertain if more than four episodes will be released, but the possibility is open. Considering the franchise’s history of at least seven episodes per season, fans may have a few more chilling tales to look forward to.
While information about American Horror Stories Season 3’s plot remains limited, it’s confirmed to be a four-episode series created exclusively for Hulu’s Huluween event. A surprise fifth episode, with little detail provided, has also been hinted at. Here’s a sneak peek into what each episode may entail:
- Bestie: This episode explores the story of a young woman grieving her mother’s loss and her unconventional online friendship.
- Daphne: A unique connection forms between an artificial intelligence device and its user, taking a bizarre turn.
- Tapeworm: It appears to revolve around a relentless quest for success by a new and ambitious character.
- Organ: This episode hints at a blind date arranged through a dating app, with unforeseen and possibly horrifying consequences.
- Backrooms: The mysterious fifth episode offers no release date or plot details at this time, leaving fans eager for more.
Where to Stream
For those eagerly anticipating American Horror Stories Season 3, you can catch it on Hulu. The special Huluween release is a treat for viewers in the U.S., accessible by subscribing to Hulu.
Here’s the full schedule for the upcoming episodes as it stands on IMDb:
- Episode 1: “Bestie” – Thursday, October 26, 2023
- Episode 2: “Daphne” – Thursday, October 26, 2023
- Episode 3: “Tapeworm” – Thursday, October 26, 2023
- Episode 4: “Organ” – Thursday, October 26, 2023
- Episode 5: “Backrooms” – No release date or plot details at this time.
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