American Horror Story: What We Know So Far

the latest on American Horror Story: season 8

American Horror Story
American Horror Story

While specifics of the new season of American Horror Story are still at a minimum, some clues are leaking out slowly but surely. The latest report indicates the series will return Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 10/9c on FX.

As we told you earlier, Kathy Bates will be returning and Joan Collins will be joining the cast.

Between Bates and Collins, things are certain to get a little…witchy.

It has been confirmed that among the familiar faces featured will be Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter and Leslie Grossman. We also know that Season 8 is reportedly set to take place “in the future.” Between Bates, Collins and producer Ryan Murphy, there is no telling what will happen or what they’re up to.

Joan Collins
Joan Collins

Murphy has already teased the idea that there will be an upcoming season of the show that would actually would be a crossover between both the Murder House and Coven seasons.

Oh yeah, bring it on!

But at this point all that we can do is speculate. In fact, rumor now has it that Season 8 will tell us an new story, taking us down a completely fresh path.

A snip from TV Guide:

It may be subtitled Radioactive. Fans began speculating that Season 8 would be called Radioactive when a fan account noted that FX’s parent company 20th Century Fox reportedly filed a trademark for American Horror Story: Radioactive. Murphy responded to the reports without tipping his hand, saying, “I heard that rumor. Well, that’s based on a fact that we’ve cleared a lot of titles for that show. It’s an interesting idea. I can neither confirm nor deny.”

It will take place in the near future. Murphy revealed that the season will be set sometime in the future. At first, he left the timeline purposefully obscure, teasing, “I think people will like it, it’s different from what we’ve done before, but I always try and do the opposite of what I’ve done on that show.” He has since revealed, however, that it’ll take place sometime in October, 2019, or “18 months from [April 6th, 2018],” which has led some to speculate that it may be set in or around a nuclear fallout shelter of some sort, given the rumored title.

Sounds interesting. A bit more:

It might have something to do with a revolution. Murphy is known for hiding clues in each season about the theme for the next season. In Cult, as some eagle-eyed (and -eared) viewers have noted on Reddit, there have been a number of references to a “revolution” and a “crown.” The opening credit sequence also features a statue of George Washington. Is Murphy trying to hop on board the Hamilton train and take us into some dystopian future American revolution? And if so, can Lin-Manuel Miranda please guest-star?

Butte, Montana may factor in somehow. Another moment in Cult that some viewers glommed onto was the repeated references to Butte, Montana after Winter (Billie Lourd) buys Beverly Hope (Adina Porter) a train ticket out of town. Could this be the setting for next season or the hometown of one of its lead characters?

Yep, we’re as lost as you are. However, just last month producer Ryan Murphy tweeted that the following, and of course fans responded. There is one thing that’s for sure, fans definitely want some of their favorites back – and we don’t blame them.

And then there’s this.

Excellent idea, Metal!

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