American Horror Story fans, today is your day. We’ve learned that the show has been officially renewed for a 10th season (seasons 8 and 9 were part of a two-season pickup), and that the grand queen herself Jessica Lange will return for a role in the upcoming 8th season.
Series creator Ryan Murphy is a busy guy, but that hasn’t stopped him from signing with FX to renew for another season of American Horror Story. In the 7 seasons the show has had so far, AHS has won 15 Emmy Awards and reigns supreme on FX’s list of top telecasts (as noted by Deadline, 12 of the top 15 episodes are from AHS). It makes sense that the network would be eager to continue the massively popular anthology series.
By now, fans are well aware of the upcoming season’s title – American Horror Story: Apocalypse – and the general theme – a Murder House/Coven crossover. We also know that series regulars Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, and Billie Lourd are set to return.
As recently reported by Variety, series favorite Jessica Lange has been announced to join the cast for Season 8. According to the report, she will revive her role as Constance Langdon from Season 1 (Murder House).
It’s also worth noting that Assassination of Gianni Versace actor Cody Fern will join Season 8 in the role of Michael Langdon – the child of Tate Langdon and Vivien Harmon born during the events of Murder House. It was revealed in the season finale epilogue that Michael is the Anti-Christ, which does tie in nicely with Season 8’s “Apocalypse” theme.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse airs on FX starting September 12, 2018.
Wondering what else Ryan Murphy is up to? Click here to read about his upcoming One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest prequel series (titles Ratched) starring frequent collaborator Sarah Paulson.