American Horror Story

FX isn’t tormenting viewers by making them wait for new episodes of ‘American Horror Story’.  The upcoming season, which mashes up characters and elements from the first installment ‘Murder House’ and the third, ‘Coven’ will arrive in early September, as revealed by the AHS Twitter account:

If this season follows the pattern of last season’s ‘Cult’, the early kickoff is intentional, in order for the season to wrap up after Halloween but before Thanksgiving officially kicks off the winter holiday season.  Prior to ‘Cult’, like most other TV series, ‘American Horror Story’ would go on hiatus and return in the New Year, but ratings would usually dip and not recover after the return.  So Murphy decided to air all of the episodes with no interruption and wrap them up before the holidays.

‘Murder House’ centered around a haunted abode in Los Angeles that later factored into other installments of ‘AHS.’  ‘Coven’ was set in New Orleans.  Multiple actors starred on both versions, so it should be interesting to see if they will reprise both their roles or just one.  And keep in mind, they may take on newer roles as well.

Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters have starred in every iteration of AHS and both are confirmed to be returning for this one.  Vets Kathy Bates and Emma Roberts (who both first appeared in ‘Coven’), Denis O’Hare, Cheyenne Jackson, Adina Porter and Dylan McDermott (who last appeared in S2 ‘Asylum’) are all confirmed for the new season.  Joan Collins has joined, reportedly playing Peters’ character’s grandmother.  Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman and Billie Lourd, who made their AHS debuts on ‘Cult’, are also coming back.  Taissa Farmiga, who played Violet in ‘Murder House’ and Zoe in ‘Coven’ is in talks to return, but once again, for which role?  Both?  More?

What would you like to see in this season-collide installment of ‘American Horror Story’?