American Horror Story fans have seen a number of small crossovers take place throughout the entire anthology series – like Naomi Grossman’s Pepper character crossing from American Horror Story: Asylum in Season 2 to American Horror Story: Freak Show in Season 4.
But fans might not be ready for this. Creator Ryan Murphy made a major revelation about the future of American Horror Story that says little about Season 7, but gives us huge insight on a potential Season 8.
“It’s not going to be next season, but we’re going to do a season that’s a cross over between Murder House and Coven, which is very bizarre.”
The season, according to CNN, will feature characters from both outings, which were a part of the FX series’ first and third seasons. Except it might be a little difficult – many of the actors played characters in both seasons. That includes Jessica Lange, who appeared as Constance Langdon in Murder House and Fiona Goode in Coven.
Murder House, of course, set the stage for the entire series. Set during present-day Los Angeles (with trips back through history), the first season starred Lange, Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott and Evan Peters. McDermott played Dr. Ben Harmon, who moves with his wife (Britton) and daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) to an old mansion that has been the site over the decades of many gruesome killings.
Although Britton did not return AHS after being cast on Nashville on ABC, Farmiga not only came back for Coven, but played a central role in the new series. Peters, who played school shooter and ghost Tate Langdon also appeared in Coven as the season’s young Frankenstein creature, Kyle Spencer.
Coven, by the way, centered on a witches sanctuary in New Orleans, which was actually considered one of AHS‘s “lighter” seasons. That season also starred Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson and Denis O’Hare. Only the latter two actors, Paulson and O’Hare, also popped up in Murder House.
Yet, it’s not the double-casting that has Murphy concerned about making it happen. Instead, it’s the work to try and get actors back, like maybe Britton and, of course, Lange, who left AHS after Season 4’s Freak Show. Whether the Murder House/Coven crossover happens in Season 8 or Season 9 depends on making the casting work, Murphy added.
FX currently is airing the sixth season of AHS known as Roanoke, a theme that was kept secret right up to the premiere. So far, Murphy has been equally as quiet about the proposed seventh season, although in the past, such announcements on theme were not usually shared until after the current season run was over, or near done.
The eighth episode of the current season, known only as “Chapter 8,” airs Nov. 2.
American Horror Story airs Wednesdays on FX.
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