American Horror Story: Season 8 will be a crossover between 'Murder House' and 'Coven,' says Ryan Murphy

American Horror Story: Season 8 will be a crossover between 'Murder House' and 'Coven,' says Ryan Murphy
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New details about the upcoming season of FX's 'American Horror Story' has surfaced and if co-creator Ryan Murphy's words are any indication, that much-anticipated crossover might finally be happening. 

Confirming the news of the crossover, Murphy even took to Twitter to update fans about the stories that will feature on the horror anthology series this year, and not next year. The reminder was important because earlier while teasing a possible crossover in the future, the show creator had talked about 2019 as the prospect timeline. 

"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," Murphy tweeted, sending fans of the FX series into a frenzy. 

The season 8 crossover that is set to be a combination of the show's first (Murder House) and third (Coven) season has been the source of speculation for a long time now, mainly because of the star-studded cast. Fans have forever been anxious whether or not, the original cast will be retained during the crossover - a reason why the talks were in limbo in between. 

'Murder House', starring Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange, Kate Mara, was the debut season of the anthology, set in 2011 Los Angeles. The story followed a family after they moved into a house haunted by its deceased former occupants. On the other hand, the third season titled 'Coven' was all about the witches of New Orleans, Louisiana, who had to battle an opinionated society. 

Apart from the crossover details, so far nothing much about the plot has been revealed. However, Murphy has confirmed that the new installment will be "set 18 months from now". As for the cast, most of the original 'American Horror Story' cast including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, and Billie Lourd along with newcomers Joan Collins will be joining the new season. 

“You will see so many fan favorites return that you’ll feel like it’s The Love Boat,” Murphy said adding, “It’s a very high concept.”


'American Horror Story' returns on FX in September with production on the upcoming season beginning this month.

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