American Horror Story fans got some very interesting news over the weekend. The show’s creator, Ryan Murphy, revealed that the show is going to do a season that will feature both Coven and Murder House characters. This crossover season is currently being planned, and will be happening in the future, Murphy revealed at EW’s PopFest on Sunday.
According to Entertainment Weekly, fans are excited about the idea of two American Horror Story seasons coming together. Murder House, which was the very first season of the show featured actors Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton, who have been gone from the franchise for years. Viewers are now hoping that the two will return to reprise their roles as Ben and Vivienne Harmon, the struggling couple who lost their lives after moving from Boston to California to start over. Meanwhile, actress Taissa Farmiga and actor Evan Peters were featured prominently in both seasons and could be pulling duel roles in the crossover as characters Violet and Tate and/or Zoe and Kyle.
Coven was the third season of American Horror Story, which revolved around a group of young witches in Louisiana. Emma Roberts joined the cast for Season 3 and played fan favorite character Madison Montgomery. It seems likely that she would return for the crossover as well. Meanwhile, fans immediately wanted to know if Jessica Lange would return to reprise either of her roles from Murder House or Coven. While the actress has said she’s done with the show, viewers would love to see her return if only for one more season.
Ryan Murphy did reveal that he knows how the season will go down, but that it will not be Season 7 of the series. Ryan told fans that he’s planning it all out, and talking to the actors for everyone to clear their schedules for the project.
“We do know what we’re going to do. It’s not going to be next season, but we are going to do a season that’s a crossover between Murder House and Coven together, which is very bizarre. I’ve [already] started going to actors from both of the seasons, quietly, saying, ‘I think in this window, if you could fit us in.’ So yeah, it’s fun. It’s weird.”
Meanwhile, American Horror Story fans are still trying to fully figure out Season 6’s Roanoke. The 10-episode season flipped the script back in episode 6 and viewers are now watching as Matt, Shelby, Lee, and the actors who played them on the television re-enactment, My Roanoke Nightmare, are back in the haunted house for a reality series titled Return To Roanoke. However, things aren’t looking good for the group as many of them have already died. Viewers were let in on the secret that only one member of the group will survive the ghostly encounters, but so far no one knows who the sole survivor will be.
With only three episodes left before the show wraps up Season 6, fans have spent weeks trying to figure out the most mysterious and secretive season of American Horror Story yet. Thankfully, they won’t have to do it again in Season 7. Ryan Murphy has revealed that the theme of next season will be released in the spring and that he already knows what the new batch of episodes will be about. The show’s creator hasn’t dropped any hints yet, but fans can expect that Season 7 will tie into the previous seasons of the show, just like Roanoke has.
What are your thoughts on the latest American Horror Story news? Are you excited to see a crossover season between Coven and Murder House?
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