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Everything We Know About American Horror Story: Apocalypse –

 

 

American Horror Story will be returning to screens for its eighth season later this month, and judging from what we know already, it promises to be the best season yet.

Subtitled Apocalypse, Season 8 will not only be centering around the end of the world, but it’s also going to be the highly-anticipated crossover between the Murder House and Coven seasons of the show. As any American Horror Story fan would tell you, these particular outings of the horror anthology series are among AHS’ greatest achievements, which can only mean good things for Apocalypse.

Revisiting these critically-acclaimed seasons has many benefits, but the greatest is that some of our favourite characters will be making a long-awaited comeback. Can you imagine having the opportunity to get re-acquainted with the likes of Murder House’s Tate Langdon, or Coven’s Cordelia Foxx?

With surprising casting announcements, a shocking premise and the return of our favourite characters, American Horror Story: Apocalypse promises to be quite the spectacle. Before the beloved FX series returns, however, let’s take a look at everything there is to know about it.

 

5. The Premise

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While we know that American Horror Story: Apocalypse will be a crossover between the Coven and Murder House seasons, there’s not much known about what how the characters from the two beloved seasons will come together. However, As we can guess from the Apocalypse subtitle, the series will focus on the end of the world.

AHS’ executive producer Alexis Martin Woodall revealed a bit about the storylineduring the Television Critics Association panel earlier this year.

“I’m going to say that the story begins with the end of the world, and then our world begins… It starts in the real world… It’s very tangible, and it’s a familiar panic”

We also know that the Antichrist child from Murder House will be making a return, only he’ll be much older now, and will be played by The Assassination of Gianni Versace actor Cody Fern. It’s likely that this devilish child will be responsible for the chilling events that bring the characters of Murder House and Coven together.

4. Many AHS Stalwarts Are Returning

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Every year, fans of American Horror Story start to theorise over which actors will return to the show. This time around, the anticipation is a lot more heightened, because viewers are also wondering if said actors will be reprising one (or both) of their roles from Murder House and or Coven.

The good news is that several AHS regulars will be returning for the sequel season. Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, Taissa Farmiga, Adina Porter and Gabourey Sidibe will feature in some capacity.

Also, Cult stars Billy Eichner, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman and Billie Lourd will also be returning to the show. And that’s not all, as Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Frances Conroy and Stevie Nicks will be making appearances throughout.

3. Jessica Lange Is Finally Coming Back

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After years of hoping and praying, American Horror Story’s very own queen Jessica Lange will be returning to the show. The acclaimed actress was last seen in Freak Show, where she portrayed larger than life performer Elsa Mars, but for Apocalypse, Lange will be revisiting her Murder House character Constance Langdon. Constance was last seen at the end of AHS’ first season, when she became the antichrist child’s guardian.

As far as we know, Lange will only be appearing in one episode of Apocalypse, and this particular episode will be directed by fellow AHS legend Sarah Paulson. It’s unknown how or why Constance will be returning, but there’s a very large possibility that the character’s re-appearance will be for one of American Horror Story’s signature flashbacks.

Either way, Lange’s return to American Horror Story is enough to make fans more excited for Apocalypse than the last three seasons combined. The queen is back.

2. Joan Collins Is Playing A Significant Role

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American Horror Story is known for its powerhouse leading ladies, and the series producers have just secured another one for Apocalypse. Joan Collins will be joining the horror anthology series in an undisclosed role.

On her casting, Collins had this to say:

“I met Ryan Murphy at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, and we had a lovely conversation, but I really didn’t think much more of it. Two weeks later we go to see Barbra Streisand at the PaleyFest, and I didn’t know Ryan was going to be interviewing her. We go backstage afterward to see Barbra, and Ryan says, ‘I just made an offer to you!’”

Collins will no doubt make a great addition to the already star-studded show. The celebrated actress has made a career for herself portraying antagonistic characters, but it’s her role in primetime soap Dynasty that she’s fondly remembered for. With Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange both having signed on for Apocalypse, we’re hoping to see plenty of soap-like fights between these AHS stalwarts and Collins.

1. We’ll See Plenty Of Murder House & Coven Characters Throughout

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The best thing about this Murder House/Coven crossover is the fact that we’ll have the opportunity to revisit plenty of our favourite AHS characters from days gone by. Now that we know which cast members will be appearing in Apocalypse, it’s time to look at the characters they’re portraying.

As previously mentioned, Sarah Paulson is coming back for Apocalypse, and she will be revisiting both of her previous AHS roles, meaning that medium Billie Dean Howard and Supreme witch Cordelia Foxx will be back on our screens. However, the esteemed actress will also be portraying a brand new character named Venable.

Cordelia isn’t the only Coven character that’s returning however, as Ryan Murphy has posted several shots on Twitter, confirming that Madison Montgomery, Queenie, Misty Day, Zoe Benson and Myrtle Snow will also be appearing. Stevie Nicks will one-again play the fictionalised version of herself, who was last seen in the Coven finale.

The villainous Tate Langdon will also be back. This is great news, as the Tate character was largely responsible for putting Evan Peters on the map, and remains Peters’ best role on the show. What’s more, the disturbing character’s relationship with Violet was one of AHS’ original draws. While actress Taissa Farmiga will be portraying her Coven character, it’s been confirmed that she will also revisit the role of Violet, so this terrific romance with Tate may resurface. Vivien and Ben Harmon will also appear briefly.

How excited are you for American Horror Story: Apocalypse? Tell us in the comment section below.

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