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American Horror Story will bring together Murder House and Coven for its impending eighth season — and we now know when the will happen. FX revealed on the official American Horror Story Twitter that of the series will premiere on September 12. The announcement tweet came with a cheeky caption: "Not Long Now." A mid-September debut date falls in line with the launches of both Roanoke (season 6) and (season 7), which aired on September 14, 2016 and September 5, 2017, respectively.
In its first five seasons, from Murder House to Hotel, bowed in early to mid October, with the season finales airing sometime between late December and late January. Scooting the launch date up a few weeks has allowed the season to wrap up shortly after , when spooks and scares are still on everyone's minds. What's different about American Horror Story season 8 compared to installments past, however, is it's very structure: it's an official collaboration between the first and third seasons of the show.
Of course, with AHS being an anthology series, fans have seen familiar faces appear throughout various storylines, but season 8 will see the return of actors as the viewers already know, love, and fear. Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, and Sarah Paulson are AHS season 8, with also on board. Farmiga will reprise her role as Zoe Benson, the witch she played in Coven, and Roberts will and return as Madison Montgomery, the queen bee sorceress also seen in Coven.
It's unclear whether Farmiga will also portray her Murder House character Violet Harmon, who committed suicide in the middle of the season and continued appearing as a ghost until the season finale. Also attached to the upcoming season of AHS are Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter, and Leslie Grossman.
We may have an official premiere date for American Horror Story season 8, but we're still without a subtitle. Will it be Radioactive like have suggested? Or will it be We're Back, Witches? Might FX take a shot at and proclaim season 8 as The Genuine Most Ambitious Crossover Event in History? It's still a mystery, but thankfully we have until September 12 to figure it out — and think of some better alternatives.
Not long now. — AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX)
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FX At present, we don't know what exactly that means for season eight, but Murphy has also revealed that the and promised that it's a "very high concept".
"It's a season unlike anything we've done because there's a big hook to it. There's a huge thing that happens in episode five," Murphy . In terms of the cast, fan favourites including Sarah Paulson, , Emma Roberts and Evan Peters are all returning, alongside Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman and . In fact, just to keep us guessing, the official line from FX (via ) is that Mac, Charlie, Dee and Frank are all still at Paddy's Pub while Dennis "takes on the new role of father in North Dakota".
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• The show is officially coming back for an eighth series Each year, is one of the most anticipated TV series around, with fans eager to find out what twisted madness the show’s creators will serve up next.
Expect that to be no different with season eight, especially following – a season rooted in the most realistic form of fear in the show’s history.
Here’s everything we know about the next series so far. • LATEST UPDATES: • First full-length trailer has been released • Murder House stars Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott reportedly set to appear in Apocalypse • Ryan Murphy Tweets cast photo of Stevie Nicks reuniting with The Coven • Angela Bassett has revealed that she doesn’t understand why she’s been left out of season 8 • Kathy Bates reveals that she didn’t know the “satanist” direction her character was heading in When is American Horror Story season 8 out?
In past interviews, creator Ryan Murphy has spoken about because he “doesn’t want blood with [his] Christmas ornaments”, and traditionally the show premieres in September. That has now been confirmed to be the case again with American Horror Story season 8 set to air on September 12 in the US.
A UK air date has now been confirmed too and British fans will have to wait a little longer for the new series. Apocalypse will premiere in the UK on September 27, two weeks after the US premiere. It will be broadcast at 10pm on that date on FOX. Not long now. — AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) What’s the title? The title has been revealed as being called ‘Apocalypse’. Fans originally thought it might be known as American Horror Story: Radioactive, because that has been tradmarked.
• — AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) What’s the theme? Back in July, Murphy posted a screenshot of an Instagram note listing the nine circles of hell. Next to seven of the circles were corresponding series of AHS. The only two left, without series attached to them, were lust and violence.
So it seems likely season eight will be centred around one of those two deadly sins. A post shared by (@mrrpmurphy) on Jul 29, 2017 at 11:38pm PDT Creator Ryan Murphy teased the theme at the Television Critics Association press tour, saying it made the head of FX fall “out of his chair”. “I pitched it to [FX boss] John Landgraf today right after his TCA panel, and he loved it, but he’s asked me not to say what it is,” he said of the theme.
“I told him and he fell out of his chair with joy. I think people will like it, it’s different from what we’ve done before, but I always try and do the opposite of what I’ve done on that show.” Murphy also revealed the next series won’t be set in the past or the present.
“All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future – still topical, but the future, which I’ve never done.” He added that that did not mean the show would be set in space, as reports. At an Emmys panel, Murphy told fans the series would be set “18 months from today” (April 6). He also suggested they should look up what might be happening around that time.
As for tone, he also compared it to two previous runs of the show, saying: “It’s not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season. We’re sort of getting back to Asylum and Coven.
It’s that tone. That’s the tone of it.” At Comic Con in July, the artwork was revealed which clearly showed some sort of devil child. Fans think this means it could be a continuation of series 1 and Michael Langdon, the antichrist, could be returning to mark the end of days. https://twitter.com/saddestfilmgay/status/1020241127293808640/photo/1 Have we seen a trailer? Yes. The first full-length trailer for the new season has now been released, expanding on some of the scenes shown in previous teasers.
A group of characters are taken to Outpost, presumably the coven’s new home. There, Sarah Paulson tells them the “simple” house rules. “You may never leave the building due to the danger of radiation contamination,” she says. “And no unauthorised copulation – no exceptions.” Watch the trailer below. It’s our world now. Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER for . — AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) A promo for the show also gave in-depth look at the new season. “It’s the end of the world,” it begins before revealing that the characters of Season 1’s Murder House and Season 3’s Coven will be “colliding.” It shows Evan Peters and Joan Collins on a plane, experiencing turbulence before seemingly crashing.
There’s flashes of Michael Langdon, the now grown-up demon-child (played by Cody Fern), with cameos from iconic characters like the Rubber Man, Myrtle Snow and Jessica Lange’s Murder House character, Constance Langdon. Emma Roberts ends the trailer with an iconic line from her character Madison Montgomery.
“I bet you thought you’d seen the last of me,” she says. Fans will remember she spoke that line after she was previously resurrected from the dead. Watch it below. Producers have also released a very creepy teaser. In it, a baby is seen in an hourglass before it shrivels up and the heart it is connected to via umbilical cord bursts into flames.
Elsewhere, a skull is pulled into black water that has previously swalled a gas masked figure. Watch it below. It's time. — AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) More creepy teasers have started popping up on the show’s official Twitter page, too. One tells fans: “Don’t let go.” It features a withered black hand reaching for a red baby’s hand.
A second was captioned: “Fear the forbidden and sees a pointed fingernail slicing open a pear for two scorpions – one black, one red – to crawl out. Don’t let go. — AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) Fear what’s forbidden.
— AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) When does production start? Filming began around June 16, according to Murphy. It seems as if the show is following a similiar timeline to last year’s Cult, which also began production in June. Is it a crossover season?
Yes! Fans had reckoned season 8 could be the Murder House/ Coven link Murphy has hinted at previously and now the creator has confirmed it. On Twitter, he wrote: “The Coven/Murder House AHS crossover season won’t be happening next year…because it’s happening THIS YEAR. AHS #8 WITCHES RULE THIS SEPTEMBER.” The Coven/Murder House AHS crossover season won't be happening next year…because it's happening THIS YEAR.
AHS #8 WITCHES RULE THIS SEPTEMBER — Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) Plans for the crossover will bring together characters from – which followed the Langdon family who had moved to LA, only to discover they’d bought a haunted house – and the New Orleans witches from . Any further details are currently unknown. Who’ll be in it? Series regulars Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will once again return, as will Kathy Bates – who sat out for American Horror Story: Cult.
Paulson and Peters have also been confirmed to direct episodes in the new run. “Kathy and Sarah Paulson have a lot of great stuff to get to do,” Murphy has confirmed. “So, with Evan Peters, the three of them are the leads this year.” Kathy Bates Paulson has appeared on every series of the show so far, and she previously confirmed her return for season 8 in a recent interview.
“I have found a home, in the sense that I work for a person who sees me completely, knows my strengths and weaknesses, knows how to push me and keeps throwing me the ball,” she told of her future on AHS. She continued: “Why would you leave something that works? This idea of jumping off one thing just to be available in case something great comes by, that’s like leaving your wonderful mate because you think maybe someone more interesting is out there.” Paulson will play multiple characters in season 8, with Cordelia and Billie Dean Howard both featuring in the series.
It is currently unknown whether she will add a new character to that list too. Emma Roberts has also been confirmed to return as Madison Montgomery, while Murphy has said all of the witches from Coven will make an appearance. Speaking to , Murphy said: “It’s a season unlike anything we’ve done because there’s a big hook to it. There’s a huge thing that happens in episode five.
You will see so many fan favourites return that you’ll feel like it’s The Love Boat. It’s a very high concept.” At a recent panel, Murphy also confirmed that Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter, Billie Lourd, and Leslie Grossman would also return. Murphy is also in talks with Anjelica Houston to appear in season 8, while Joan Collins has also been confirmed to have signed up for the eighth series, and she will play Peters’ grandma. Peters will play a hairdresser, according to the show’s creator.
In more vague terms, Murphy has also noted there will be three non-white leads in the new episodes. It remains to be seen whether the likes of , Jessica Lange or Angela Bassett will make a comeback to the show after some seasons away. Lady Gaga – Credit: Press In July, it was confirmed that actor Cody Fern is to play the character of adult Michael Langdon.
Langdon was first introduced as a killer baby in Murder House – the show’s very first season. Murphy revealed the news in a , writing: ‘Excited to announce Cody Fern will be playing the role of Michael Langdon in American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Premiers September 12 on FX.’ Excited to announce Cody Fern will be playing the role of Michael Langdon in American Horror Story: Apocalypse.
Premieres September 12 on FX. — Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) The last time Langdon appeared on screens, he was killing the babysitter. Oh joy. Sarah Paulson has confirmed that is returning to the horror show for the crossover Apocalypse season; Paulson herself will reprise two of her classic characters in the crossover.
During the TCA press tour on Friday (August 3), Paulson confirmed that Lange will appear in the season’s sixth episode where she will reprise her role as Constance Langdon. As well as starring in the episode, Paulson will also direct the episode. Paulson also shared that she’d be playing three characters including Venerable, a new role, as well as her Covern character Cordelia and Billie Dean – the psychic medium she played in the Murder House season.
A new tweet from creator Ryan Murphy has revealed more cast members will be returning. Murphy confirmed that Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy will all return. legend would also be returning in the new season – and now he’s also shared a cast photo: The Coven Returns.
What a thrilling night with the legend Stevie Nicks on the set of AHS. — Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) Guess who's coming back for AHS APOCALYPSE? Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and….Stevie Nicks.
So thrilled the family is together again! — Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) Insiders have told that Murder House stars Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott are also set to appear in Apocalypse. Representatives for Britton and FX have yet to comment on the reports. Angela Bassett – Credit: Getty Angela Bassett, meanwhile, has said that she doesn’t understand why her Coven character Marie Laveau has been left out of the latest season. Speaking to , Bassett said: “I have [season eight] on my DVR, but I haven’t seen any of it just yet…But I mean, come on.
Where’s Marie Laveau? I’m even a little bit in my feelings that Marie didn’t come back.” Kathy Bates has revealed that she didn’t know the “satanist” direction her character was going in and refused to “pray to satan” when she read the script of the next series. Speaking to , Bates revelled: “I have to tell you, when I got that script and they had me praying to Satan, I called them down to my trailer and I said, ‘Dudes, I am not praying to Satan.
Cody can pray to Satan because he is Satan’ “…But I was quite serious about it because I’m a two-time cancer survivor and I’m not gonna screw around with that! It’s bad enough I have to say ‘Hail Satan’ a couple of times.
I know it’s entertainment but I just didn’t want to do it.” How many more seasons will there be? The show has already been confirmed for a ninth season.
In a past interview with , Murphy said: “I’ll keep doing it for as long as we have the ideas and the momentum. I really love doing it.” In theory, there could be many more seasons to come.
American Horror Story Season 8: Here's Everything We Know