Ryan Murphy has announced that American Horror Story season 8 will be a crossover between Murder House and Coven, two of the previous iterations of this horror anthology series.
Murder House was the concept at the heart of American Horror Story season 1, which followed a family’s terrifying time in a haunted house. Coven was the basis for American Horror Story season 3, which focused on a school for witches in New Orleans.
Murphy broke the news on Twitter, saying this to his fans and followers:
The Coven/Murder House AHS crossover season won’t be happening next year…because it’s happening THIS YEAR. AHS #8 WITCHES RULE THIS SEPTEMBER
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) 14 June 2018
Murphy had previously suggested that a crossover could happen in 2019, but he’s now made it clear that this merging of previous American Horror Story ideas will be the core concept of the show’s eighth season. AHS season 8 is expected to arrive on our screens in autumn 2018, meaning that fans only have a few months to wait before they’ll witness these worlds colliding.
How exactly the crossover will work remains to be seen, especially since Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters each played different roles in Murder House and Coven. Does this mean we’ll get to see doppelgangers meeting one another? Of course, we’ll just have to wait and see to find out…