Here we go baby! The Coven will finally return to American Horror Story after months of speculation.
American screenwriter, Ryan Murphy, revealed on Twitter how the next season of the thrilling FX show would involve a crossover of American Horror Story’s first season, Murder House, and its third season, Coven.
Asylum and Coven focused on the horrors of a mental institute and witches who survived the Salem Witch Trials, respectively, with both receiving critical acclaim.
It’s 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 incredible Jessica Lange.
One newcomer who’s confirmed to make an appearance in the eighth season is none other than Joan Collins.
The Coven Returns. What a thrilling night with the legend Stevie Nicks on the set of AHS. pic.twitter.com/wsI1FlfN1W
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) August 19, 2018
Rumours had been floating around about what the news series would be called, however, back in July this year, the AHS official Twitter account finally told us all.
They tweeted an appropriately creepy picture of a long-nailed hand touching a baby, with equally creepy black pointy nails, which read AHS Apocalypse.
One thing we can pretty much take as a given is the theme of witches. Murphy himself wrote an excitable tweet which read:
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) June 14, 2018
Speaking about his inspiration for American Horror Story a few years back, Murphy told Interview Magazine:
Like all my TV shows, it’s rooted in a childhood obsession. Two actually: Dark Shadows and a movie called Don’t Look Now , with Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie.
The thing on the poster is Rubber Man. He’s a monster in the show and he dresses up in latex, and he’s supposed to represent every woman’s deepest sexual fears and desires.
What I really wanted to do was my version of Dark Shadows, where there are creatures and a soap opera and sex, because my grandmother used to make me watch Dark Shadows as punishment . . . when I was three.
I would sit there and be very afraid, and then the next day I would say, ‘Nana, I want to watch the program again.’ I would call it a program. I would hide behind the chair. I just loved feeling scared.
We had a large family, and every week there was a death, and she would make sure that she and I were the first to the mortuary.
She’d make me go up and touch all of the dead bodies so that I could learn that they were gone and that was formaldehyde used on them. That’s my life.
And who says kids watching horror films/TV is a bad thing?
Murphy’s tweet states American Horror Story season 8 will air in September 2018. Can’t wait!
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