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American Horror Story Season 8 title revealed: Apocalypse

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Jul 20, 2018, 4:48 PM EDT (Updated)

American Horror Story has had a long history of secrecy, which seems to work out well for them, because it starts the buzz months in advance. From the start, plot lines, cast members, and stills from the episodes have always been held tight to the chest. The network even makes a big to-do out of revealing the subtitle of each season.

Season 8 is no exception, and FX held off until San Diego Comic-Con to announce the title. Ready? It's going to be American Horror Story: Apocalypse

Judging from this poster, released tonight by FX during a snazzy bash touting the series, there is a bit of a Rosemary's Baby vibe going on. Maybe the coven is trying to raise the devil in the Murder House using an infant.

Up until this point, series creator Ryan Murphy has revealed little about the actual plot, but a surprising amount about the season. "It’s a season unlike anything we’ve done because there’s a big hook to it," Murphy said. "There’s a huge thing that happens in Episode 5.” Season 8 is set in the not-too-distant future, about 18 months or so. Joan Collins joins the cast for the first year, and will play the grandmother of series stalwart Evan Peters' character. Peters is said to play a "comedic hairdresser." Murphy also promises that there will be a lot of "fan favorite returns" and calls this season "very high concept."

In a tweet, Murphy stated that Season 8 would be a "crossover" with Murder House (Season 1) and Coven (Season 3). Not sure how that plays into the apocalypse theme, but maybe the apocalypse takes place in Episode 5.

AHS will premiere earlier than it has in past seasons. Look for it on FX on Sept. 12.

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