Macaulay Culkin's acting roles have been few and far between since his performances as a child actor in the Home Alone movies. 

But it was revealed on Wednesday that Culkin will join FX's hit horror anthology series American Horror Story for its new season.

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Macaulay Culkin joins FX's American Horror Story

The news of Culkin joining American Horror Story broke when the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, posted a cryptic video to Instagram. It simply features the names of cast members in front of a discoloured ocean scene.

Series regulars including Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson are also named in the video. Culkin's new role in the acclaimed anthology series is unknown.

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Macaulay Culkin has made headlines in recent weeks. In an Esquire interview, Culkin once again defended Michael Jackson against allegations of sexual abuse. The two were friends when Culkin was a child actor.

American Horror Story will be the most mainstream project for Culkin in many years. His most recent credits include the film Changeland in 2019 and a role in the series Dollface, which co-stars his partner, Brenda Song.