Jessica Lange to return to 'American Horror Story' Season 8
The 69-year-old Emmy winning actress will reprise her role as Constance Langdon, who was last seen raising a satanic child
Jessica Lange is returning to 'American Horror Story' and will be reprising her original role of the tragic and intrusive Constance Langdon. The character was last seen taking custody of her neighbors' satanic offspring in 'American Horror Story: Murder House'. Sarah Paulson announced that Lange would be in the show’s upcoming eighth season during the TCA summer press tour on Friday. Lange was a major part of the early seasons of the FX anthology series, appearing in Seasons 1-4. The 69-year-old actress garnered four Emmy nominations in the process, winning two. She then went on to collaborate with series creator Ryan Murphy in the first season of 'Feud,' in which she starred as Joan Crawford.
The news of Lange’s return follows the FX announcement that 'American Horror Story' has also been renewed for a tenth season ahead of the eighth season premiere. The show had previously been renewed for Seasons 8 and 9. Lange's appearance will also coincide with Paulson's first directing gig on the show — the sixth episode.
Season 8 of the series is titled 'Apocalypse' and will be a crossover between the 'American Horror Story' seasons 'Murder House' and 'Coven,' which were the first and third seasons of the show, respectively. Creator Ryan Murphy had previously said that 'American Horror Story' regulars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Kathy Bates will lead the eighth season of the series. It was also announced last week that 'Assassination of Gianni Versace' breakout Cody Fern would join the show in the role of Michael Langdon.
Michael Langdon was the child of Tate Langdon and Vivien Harmon who was born during the events of 'Murder House.' It was revealed in the epilogue of the season finale that Michael is, in fact, the Anti-Christ, which will no doubt tie in with the 'Apocalypse' theme of the new season.
The confirmed returning cast for the new cycle includes Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman and Billie Lourd, while Joan Collins joins as one very high-profile addition. The show is slated to debut on September 12.