After a bumpy few seasons, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy has sent fans into a frenzy after letting slip the first details for the brand new eighth season which is understood to be in pre-production. There's been a long running, and pretty much confirmed, fan theory that all the seasons are connected somehow since way back in season two and Murphy has taken the biggest step yet towards confirming it by tweeting that season eight will be a crossover between two fan favourite stories - Murder House and Coven. Murder House and Coven were seasons 1 and 3 of the show, which contains an ensemble cast that often come back to play different characters to tell the different stories.
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— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) June 14, 2018
It's not yet clear how Murphy is planning on gelling the two together, but the broad strokes are there for combining the tales because Murder House revolves around an LA house haunted by hundreds of years of ghosts and the witches in Coven deal with the supernatural regularly. The obvious problem is the cast, as Taissa Farmiga takes a lead role in both arcs as the daughter of the new family in Murder House and the new witch struggling with her powers in Coven. Other characters like Sarah Paulson and Denis O'Hare play such visually different characters that it might not be a concern, but for Farmiga and co-star and frequent love interest Evan Peters the plot takes on a different dimension.
Murphy has previously confirmed show regulars Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Kathy Bates are all returning for the new series which should be easy for Kathy at least as she only starred in Coven. Emma Roberts is also said to be back, alongside real life fiance Peters. No details have been confirmed about the plot yet, or where the season could even be set as the Coven are based in New Orleans and the Murder House is in California, but fans will be excited to hear that the project is being released in September so they won't have to wait long. The last two seasons of American Horror Story were less well received than the first three, so a return to the show's roots is set to entertain and thrill.