Good news for fans of creepy horror television shows, as information about the upcoming eighth series of American Horror Show just keeps rolling in.
As the new season is confirmed to be a crossover of previous series Murder House and Coven, it may come as no surprise that an actress who appeared in both of those series will be returning to the screen.
Taissa Farmiga, who played a witch called Zoe in Coven as well as Violet in Murder House, has confirmed that she will be returning for the new series called American Horror Story: Apocalypse.
Revealing the news in a tweet, Taissa said:
I think it’s about that time to dust off my witch hat…
I think it’s about that time to dust off my witch hat… ✨?✨ https://t.co/Qxa1B1avZM
— Taissa Farmiga (@taissafarmiga) August 7, 2018
When we last saw her character Violet, she and her entire family had (spoiler alert!) died in the titular Murder House, but was actually living a happy lifestyle by haunting said house.
Taissa’s onscreen parents, played by Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton, have also been confirmed to reprise their roles to, ahem, flesh out the Harmon family in the new season.
In season one, the couple moved into the Murder House and, before meeting her maker, Vivien gave birth to a child, Michael, who was adopted by their neighbour Constance, played by Jessica Lange.
Could the return of the two actors suggest a sort of resurrection? Or a flashback scenario? Or are they merely still happily living as ghosts in the murder house? Only time will tell.
Screenwriter Ryan Murphy revealed that the next season will be the afore mentioned crossover of the show’s first season Murder House and third season Coven.
Coven, as well as previous series Asylum, focused on witches who survived the Salem Witch Trials and the horrors of a mental institute, respectively, with both receiving critical acclaim.
It’s also been confirmed actors Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters, who both starred in Murder House and Coven, will be back for the eighth season.
Other American Horror Story alumni to make a comeback include Kathy Bates, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman, and the inimitable Jessica Lange.
American Horror Story season 8 will air in September 2018.
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