In recent years, Ryan Murphy has released projects focusing on real-life serial and spree killers like Jeffrey Dahmer (“Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”) and Andrew Cunanan, who killed Gianni Versace (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”), but “American Horror Story: NYC” fictionalized the concept with some very real-life plot aspects. Set in the 1980s, “NYC” focuses on the murders of gay men in New York City as they struggle to understand a new virus infecting the LGBTQ+ community.
Unlike “Delicate,” which only has a couple of Murphy regulars — Denis O’Hare and Emma Roberts among them — “NYC” featured a ton of Murphy’s recurring players, like Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, and Zachary Quinto as well as Patti LuPone and Jeff Hiller (the last of whom plays the kidnapper and killer Mr. Whitely). “Delicate” is clearly set in the present, unlike “NYC,” but it’s certainly worth noting that the series, which changes locations and concepts with each season, kept the locale the same.
“American Horror Story: Delicate” is currently airing the first part of its season on Wednesdays at 10 PM E.S.T. on FX.