‘American Horror Story’ Reveals Unsettling Season 8 Theme
Through seven seasons of Ryan Murphy’s FX anthology American Horror Story, we’ve seemingly seen it all. From snarky witches to vampire Gaga to pro-Trump clown cults. But nothing could have prepared us for season eight.
Last night, the show’s Twitter account released art depicting the new theme after a Comic Con event, and it appears we’re looking at the end of days. With a photo of a red baby against a red backdrop and a demonic black hand desperately in need of a manicure, the promo poster reveals Apocalypse as the theme. Given the ending of season one, it appears the they will revisit the adolescent anti-Christ.
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In recent months, Murphy has revealed that the season will in fact be the highly anticipated crossover of season one’s Murder House and season three’s Coven. He also stated that it will take place in the not-too-distant future. Perhaps that leaves room for another season taking place in the interim or even in the past, as previous seasons have gone for the period piece classification.
Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd and Adina Porter are returning to the cast this season, with newcomers Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Kyle Allen also joining; Joan Collins is set to make what will surely be an iconic appearance. Perhaps since we’re looking at the end of days, we might also get a return from Jessica Lange and /or Lady Gaga.
All we be revealed soon as American Horror Story: Apocalypse premieres September 12 on FX.