This American Horror Story Timeline details the events of each season. American Horror Story is best known for its wildly varying timelines, the use of the same actors in multiple roles within the same season, and the incorporation of characters from previous seasons into newer seasons. Most seasons have used flashback sequences to jump back and forth in time to make matters more complicated. This American Horror Story Timeline depicts the series' zigzag storytelling. Although Murphy's terrifying shared American Horror Story universe is still evolving, it can sometimes be difficult to follow. At the time of their broadcast, some seasons of American Horror Story take a modern approach.