With the official season premiere of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk‘s American Horror Story: Apocalypse less than two days away, we’re getting a formal look at some of the new faces we’ll be seeing starting Wednesday, September 12th, on FX. The gallery below features Sarah Paulson as Ms. Wilhemina Venable, Evan Peters as Mr. Gallant, Kathy Bates as Ms. Miriam Mead, Leslie Grossman as Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt, Billie Lourd as Mallory, Adina Porter as Dinah Stevens, Ashley Santos as Emily, Kyle Allen as Timothy Campbell, and Cody Fern as Michael Langdon — otherwise known as Satan’s baby aka The Antichrist.
Now let’s see what role they have to play in the long-awaited Murder House/Coven crossover…
Now here’s a look at the series’ official preview and trailer as well as the titles, writers and directors for the first five episodes of American Horror Story: Apocalypse:
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 and Directed by Jennifer Lynch
American Horror Story: Apocalypse s08e03 ‘Forbidden Fruit’: Written by Manny Coto; Directed by Loni Peristere
American Horror Story: Apocalypse s08e04 ‘Could It Be … Satan?’: Written by Tim Minear; Directed by Sheree Folkson
American Horror Story: Apocalypse s08e05 ‘Boy Wonder’: Written by John J. Gray; Directed by Gwyneth Horder-Payton.
Fans of American Horror Story were treated to some great news at this year’s Television Critics Association (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, Lange, Emma Roberts, Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Peters, Bates,Cheyenne Jackson, Lourd, Billy Eichner, Porter, Grossman, Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, and Stevie Nicks are returning to Murphy’s horrific universe. Joan Collins (Dynasty) is joining the cast as Peters’ grandmother; Fern (House of Cards) is joining as adult Michael Langdon; and Santos and 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.
One more thing? A little blatant self-promotion for Bleeding Cool‘s weekly live-blog, which starts this Wednesday night at 10 p.m. ET (with some AHS:A “pre-game” stuff starting at 9 p.m.):