After weeks of teasing details, FX finally released the first teaser for the upcoming eighth season of Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story,” AKA the “Coven”/”Murder House” crossover. And, of course, it’s creepy AF, featuring a look at a baby in utero, images of nuclear explosions, haunting figures in gas masks, fruit-filled with scorpions and an hourglass counting down to something ominous.
It’s also set to the usual “AHS” theme, but this time is accompanied by an actual audible voice singing words, almost like a lullaby. So even creepier.
In June, Murphy tweeted that the eagerly-anticipated crossover installment will arrive on FX this September. The news came as a shock to fans, as the series’ creator previously said the mashup was slated for Season 9.
“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” will star Cody Fern, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson and Joan Collins. It will also feature the recently-announced return of franchise favorite Jessica Lange.
“AHS” has already been renewed for a 10th season, FX chief John Landgraf told TheWrap during the network’s day at the Television Critics Association press tour last week. Yes, Season 10, because the Murphy series was previously renewed by FX for eight and nine at the same time.
The renewal came as a bit of a surprise, amid Murphy’s upcoming move to Netflix in the wake of a giant $300 million overall deal with the streamer and his exit from the cable network’s sister studio 20th Century Fox.
The “AHS” franchise, which hails from 20th Century Fox TV, has won 15 Emmy Awards and is FX’s top-rated series in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. The series leads in the Nielsen ratings in that key demo, with each of its last five installments ranking among cable’s Top 5 scripted series in the year in which it aired.
Watch the teaser above.
“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” will premiere Wednesday, Sept. 12 on FX.