After rocking fans’ worlds with an utterly demonic teaser, showrunner and all-around busy TV guy Ryan Murphy somehow made the upcoming season of American Horror Story -- Apocalypse -- even more exciting. By following in the footsteps of the entire season’s premise, which is the combination of the anthology’s Murder House and Coven seasons, Murphy will make fans’ nightmares come true as his show extends its ensemble ambitions to its cast.
Announced today in a tweet, Murphy’s FX show is bringing back a slew of actresses to the fold. Take a look:
Yep, AHS veterans Taissa Farmiga, Gabourey Sidibe, Lily Rabe, Frances Conroy, and Stevie Nicks are all coming back to join longtime show principal Jessica Lange for the anthology’s eighth season.
Farmiga, Conroy, and Rabe came from inaugural season Murder House, while Sidibe and, yes, Stevie Nicks were in Coven. The magic in this season is strong.
These actresses join Joan Collins (who makes her debut in the series) along with many other returning faces, including Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Adina Porter, Emma Roberts, Cheyenne Jackson, Billy Eichner, Leslie Grossman, and Billie Lourd. The sprawling cast will need to focus up if they want to stop the apocalypse. Or have it go off without a hitch. I don’t know what those witches are up to.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse gets the gang back together on Sept. 12.