You can feel it, right? That we’re going to be getting an official trailer for Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s American Horror Story: Apocalypse very soon? With the eagerly-anticipated Murder House/Coven crossover’s September 12th premiere still only a few weeks away, Murphy is taking another break from the brain teasers (somewhat, since there’s a new one below) to offer more Instagram evidence of this season’s twisted little “family reunion.”
First up, we have Emma Roberts‘ Madison Montgomery – no surprise, right? But take a closer look at where she’s standing, and you’ll see that Madison’s rockin’ a feather duster on the bones of those buried under the Murder House gazebo (where Dylan McDermott‘s Ben Harmon used to hide the “secrets”):
Evan Peters‘ school shooter/ghost Tate has also made his way “home” to Murder House – but considering he was the “Rubber Man” whose rape of Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton) resulted in the birth of antichrist Michael Langdon (Cody Fern), expect things to get a very ugly when everyone meets up:
And then there’s the new ‘Hand to Mouth’ teaser – and maybe it’s just me, but I’m reading into the new teaser’s “It’s within reach” Twitter tagline as a sign that we’re getting an official trailer pretty soon… maybe within the next 24 hours? Hmmm…
Less than two days after FX confirmed Britton (Nashville) and McDermott (The Practice) would be returning to their original season 1 roles for American Horror Story: Apocalypse, series co-creator Murphy gave us our first look at the pair’s return to the scene of many crimes – meaning Britton’s Vivien Harmon and McDermott’s Ben Harmon will be playing a major role in what lies ahead:
Murphy took to Twitter and Instagram last week to post Coven cast reunion pics from the set of American Horror Story: Apocalypse: Sarah Paulson, Stevie Nicks, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Frances Conroy, Gabourey Sidibe, and Taissa Farmiga.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse s08e01 ‘The End’: written by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, directed by Bradley Buecker
American Horror Story: Apocalypse s08e02 ‘The Morning After’: written by James Wong, directed by Jennifer Lynch
Fans of American Horror Story were treated to some great news at this year’s TCA summer press event: the horror anthology series had been renewed for a 10th season (FX Networks CEO John Landgraf: “He (Murphy) asked for a 10th season of American Horror Story which we were happy to give to him”); Jessica Lange would be reprising her Murder House role as Constance Langdon, appearing in the sixth episode – also marking Paulson’s directorial debut on the show (Paulson: “I have the great pleasure of saying, yes, she (Lange) will be back”).
Paulson (who will also be playing a new character this season by the name of Venable), Lange, Roberts, Britton, McDermott, Peters, Kathy Bates, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter, Leslie Grossman, Farmiga, Sidibe, Rabe, Conroy, and Nicks are set to return to Murphy’s horrific universe. Joan Collins (Dynasty) is joining the cast as Peters’s grandmother; Fern (House of Cards) is joining as adult Michael Langdon; and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (UnReal) and Kyle Allen (The Path) are set for guest appearances.
Now it’s time to get your scorecards to see how everyone matches up, AHS fans: Rabe appeared in the Murder House, Coven, Hotel, and Roanoke seasons, while Sidibe appeared in Coven, Freak Show, and Hotel. Farmiga appeared in Murder House, Coven, and Roanoke; AHS mainstay Conroy has appeared in six seasons: Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, Roanoke, and Cult. Nicks appeared as the White Witch during Coven.
Meanwhile… Paulson’s Billie Dean Howard appeared in Murder House, and her Cordelia Foxx appeared in Coven. Peters played ghostly teen Tate Langdon in Murder House and fraternity president Kyle Spencer in Coven. Lange’s Constance Langdon appeared in Murder House, while Bates and Roberts joined the franchise during Coven as Madame Delphine LaLaurie and Madison Montgomery, respectively.