Guess who is coming back for the “Apocalypse”?
Ryan Murphy announced the returns of “American Horror Story” alums Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and Stevie Nicks for Season 8 of the franchise, via Twitter on Tuesday.
“Guess who’s coming back for AHS APOCALYPSE? Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy and….Stevie Nicks. So thrilled the family is together again! #AHSApocalypse,” the horror anthology series creator wrote.
Murphy’s announcement that the “Coven” and “Murder House” stars (some of whom appeared on both seasons) are returning for the upcoming crossover installment, follows Sarah Paulson’s reveal during the Television Critics Association press tour last week that Jessica Lange is coming back as well. The Murphy darling will reprise her Season 1 character, Constance, for one episode.
“AHS” has already been renewed for a 10th season. 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.
Along with the returning cast Murphy announced today, “American Horror Story: Apocalypse” will star Paulson, Cody Fern, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Emma Roberts, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, and series newcomer Joan Collins. And Lange, of course.
“American Horror Story: Apocalypse” will premiere Wednesday, September 12 at 10/9c on FX.
See Murphy’s announcement below.