American Horror Story is one of the most anticipated shows every year, for a past few years, with fans eager to know what’s in store for them this time. It is one of the scariest show on television right now and its popularity just keeps on increasing. It is anthology series and the themes are always topical. The show has been created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. The series premiered on October 5, 2011, on FX.
American Horror Story Season 8 Release Date: When is it coming?
In January 2017, it was announced that the show has been renewed for two more seasons, taking the show through a ninth season. In April, showrunner Ryan Murphy said that shooting starts in mid-June. No premiere date has been announced, but it’s likely that it will premiere on FX in September or October.
American Horror Story Season 8 Cast: Who is in it?
Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will once again return, and so will Kathy Bates – who sat out for American Horror Story: Cult. Paulson and Peters have also been confirmed to direct episodes this season.
“Kathy and Sarah Paulson have a lot of great stuff to get to do,” Murphy has confirmed. “So, with Evan Peters, the three of them are the leads this year.”
Paulson has appeared on every season of the show so far, and she confirmed her return for season 8 in a recent interview. “I have found a home, in the sense that I work for a person who sees me completely, knows my strengths and weaknesses, knows how to push me and keeps throwing me the ball,” she told Adweek of her future on the show.
At a recent panel, Murphy also confirmed that Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter, and Leslie Grossman would also return. Murphy is also in talks with Anjelica Houston to appear in season 8, while Joan Collins has also been confirmed to have signed up for the eighth season, and she will play Peters’ grandma.
The only other confirmed character so far is Peters’. He will play a hairdresser, according to the show’s creator. In more vague terms, Murphy has also noted there will be three non-white leads in the new episodes.
American Horror Story Season 8 Plot: What is it about?
In July last year, Murphy posted a screenshot of an Instagram note listing the nine circles of hell. Next to seven of the circles were corresponding seasons of AHS. The only two left, without seasons attached to them, were lust and violence. So the season might be centred around one of those two deadly sins.
Murphy revealed the next series won’t be set in the past or the present. “All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future – still topical, but the future, which I’ve never done.” He added that that did not mean the show would be set in space, as EW reports. At an Emmys panel, Murphy told fans the series would be set “18 months from today” (April 6). He also suggested they should look up what might be happening around that time. As for tone, he also compared it to two previous runs of the show, saying: “It’s not necessarily as real and grounded as the past season. We’re sort of getting back to Asylum and Coven. It’s that tone. That’s the tone of it.”
American Horror Story Season 8 Trailer
The trailer for season 8 is not out yet. So, enjoy the trailer for season 7.