FX is about to trigger an apocalypse the likes of which we’ve never seen before.
Early Friday morning, the official American Horror Story social feeds announced that season 8’s long-rumored crossover, which blends elements (and characters!) from “Murder House” and “Coven,” will be titled “Apocalypse” when it’s summoned onto the small screen in September.
Never one to shy away from gross themes and twisted, grotesque horror, season 8’s evocative title, coupled with the suitably hellish key art seen below, gives us some clues as to what to expect from Ryan Murphy’s next installment. First and foremost, that little red baby is probably Michael, the demonic spawn who came into being during the finale of “Murder House,” when Vivian (Connie Britton) gave birth to the Antichrist. The baby was ultimately snatched by Constance (Jessica Lange) at the 11th hour.
And that outstretched demon hand? Who knows, but it makes for a pretty striking poster.
This is, without question, the biggest American Horror Story announcement we’ve received in quite some time, and it effectively debunks any suggestions that season 8 will be titled “Radioactive.”
Series creator Ryan Murphy is certainly excited by the madness still to come, teasing us with the following:
It’s a season unlike anything we’ve done because there’s a big hook to it. There’s a huge thing that happens in episode five. You will see so many fan favorites return that you’ll feel like it’s The Love Boat. It’s a very high concept.
Also starring Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Joan Collins, Cheyenne Jackson, Billie Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Billy Eichner and Adina Porter, along with the possible return of AHS witches Emma Roberts and Taissa Farmiga, American Horror Story season triggers the “Apocalypse” on September 12th.