As if the American Horror Story name didn’t prove topical enough during the 2016 election, Season 7 may make the connection literal. Creator Ryan Murphy claims that next season will follow “the election that we just went through,” but how specifically might he mean?
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It’s getting harder and harder to track Ryan Murphy’s ideas for future American Horror Story seasons, but one standout idea saw the first year’s Murder House crossing over with the Season 3 Coven. We won’t see said mashup in Season 7, but Murphy nonetheless reveals exactly what would bring the stories together, and how absurd Sarah Paulson’s workload would be.
American Horror Story got plenty of road to reinvent itself with an additional two-season renewal, but don’t expect any major shakeups in Season 7. Not only are series staples Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters confirmed to return, but producers promise yet another mystery theme (ugh) for Season 7.
We’ve barely begun the rigmarole of American Horror Story teasing its seventh season, but it’ll be time yet before Ryan Murphy beings his flagship anthology franchise to a close. FX has officially picked up an additional two seasons of American Horror Story, likely taking us through at least 2019. Just like our real-life American horror story!
American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy already promised that Season 7 wouldn’t employ the same closely-guarded mystery theme that made Roanoke rough going at first, but that isn’t going to preclude some fun in the meantime. A cryptic new tease from American Horror Story social media could be putting us out to sea for the show’s seventh year.
Well, it finally happened. American Horror Story: Roanoke has reached the end of its 10-week run, and as promised, near every one of the characters we’ve come to know has died in the woods of Virginia. Next week’s finale looms, but more than one survivor will make a shocking return, including Sarah Paulson’s Asylum character Lana Winters in the first trailer.
Did the notion of an American Horror Story crossover season blow your mind? It’s all coming together, and Roanoke might be the centerpiece of it all, now that Sarah Paulson is confirmed to reprise her famous Asylum role in Season 6.
We’re practically scholars when it comes to the art of American Horror Story drawing connections between seasons, but it seems Ryan Murphy intends to draw one big line himself. The enigmatic showrunner teases that a full crossover season between Season 1's Murder House and Season 3's Coven is coming, featuring actors from both years.
American Horror Story Season 6 may not have built up its premise going in, but the first five episodes made a solid case for exploring Roanoke’s meta-twist further. That is, until Season 6 pivoted into an even more fourth-wall breaking format, of which Ryan Murphy now explains “we realized … there were no stakes.”
Whether or not American Horror Story hurt Season 6 ratings with the decision to keep Roanoke entirely under wraps, fans are at least curious to see how the current run changes things up in the coming episodes. Ryan Murphy himself now teases some major Coven and Freak Show connections ahead, while promising a more opaque approach to Season 7.