American Horror Story showrunner Ryan Murphy has teased new details of the show’s eighth season, and we’re beyond excited.
Murphy recently sat with Entertainment Weekly, teasing that the show will not only see the return of familiar faces, but it will be “unlike” anything fans have ever seen from the show.
“You will see so many fan favorites return that you’ll feel like it’s the Love Boat,” Murphy shares. “It’s a very high concept.”
Murphy adds, “It’s a season unlike anything we’ve done because there’s a big hook to it. There’s a huge thing that happens in episode five.”
While details of the new season are limited, we do know that it’s expected to start filming sometime this year.
We also know that Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Joan Collins, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter and Leslie Grossman are set to make their return to the show.
At an FYC event back in April, Murphy revealed that the show will have the same feel of its second and third seasons, saying:
“It’s not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season. We’re sort of getting back to Asylum, and Coven. That’s the tone of it.”
While we’re not entirely sure what the forthcoming season’s theme will be, Bloody-Disgusting points out that there are rumors the show will be titled American Horror Story: Radioactive and that it will be set after a nuclear blast.
What’s more? Murphy has also teased that the show will take place in the near future, sharing that it will be set “18 months” from April 7, which has us thinking maybe Murphy secretly shared that the premiere date is Oct. of 2019.
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